Creston, BC December 18, 2020: This holiday season will be different than ones that have passed before. What can already be a difficult time of year for many, may be especially trying as we celebrate in small groups, without some of our favorite traditions. It is important to pay attention to how you are feeling. Reach out to friends and family, talk about how you are doing, keep up with routines as best as possible, and try to find time for yourself by doing things you enjoy. Above all, if you need support, know there are accessible resources available to you - for a list of Provincial Resources visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020MMHA0065-002068.
BC Centre for Disease Control Weekly Update on COVID-19: The BC Centre for Disease Control released an updated map of COVID-19 cases by Local Health Area of Case Residence. This map shows that from December 6 to 12, 2020 there were two cases of COVID-19 in the Creston Local Health Area. To view the map visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/case-counts-press-statements/covid19_lha_20201206_20201212.png
B.C. Recovery Benefit: A reminder that starting today, British Columbians will be able to apply for the BC Recovery Benefit. The BC Recovery Benefit offers:
- $1,000 for families with incomes under $125,000. Families earning up to $175,000 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount. Single-parent families also qualify for these benefit amounts.
- $500 for single people earning less than $62,500. Single people earning up to $87,500 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount.
- Starting Dec. 18, visit: gov.bc.ca/recoverybenefit
- Starting Dec. 21, agents will be available by phone to assist people who need help applying, including those who do not have internet access.
- Starting Dec. 21, phone-based support will be available at 1 833 882-0020 toll-free within North America, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time).
For more information visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020FIN0067-002105