COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

Province of BC - Resources

Questions on child care, education, employment & finances, businesses, housing & monthly bills, transportation, travel & tourism, reduced services, being prepared, health & mental health.

Government of Canada - Resources

Questions on the current situation, your health, financial and economic support, travel, safety and security or focus on others.

BC Centre for Disease Control

Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus. Non-medical information about COVID-19 is available 7:30 am - 8 pm, 7 days a week at 1-888-268-4319, in over 110 languages.  People can also text 604 630-0300 for non-clinical support.

Be Prepared, Be Well: How to Care for Yourself and Others – click here

The safety and well-being of the Oliver community is very important to Council and staff.  Following the recommendations from the BC Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control and remaining vigilant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thank you to everyone for helping to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Town Hall doors are closed until May 30, 2020, but continues to remain operational following social distances guidelines. 

Town staff are available by phone and email; contact us at 250 485 6200 or admin@oliver.ca.

This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.

Click Here

COVID-19 BC Support App

The COVID-19 Supply Hub provides a single point of entry to triage and prioritize offers and donations of essential supplies from business and organizations.

The initial focus is sourcing supplies for the health-care system and front-line workers.

Able to offer assistance or donate critical supplies through the Supplier Hub – click here 

British Columbia’s COVID-19 Economic Resources – click here

BC Economic Development Association – click here

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Resources – click here 

Small Business Resources – click here

BC Centre on Substance Abuse – COVID-19 Guidelines – click here 

Food and Beverage Sector – click here

Harm Reduction and Overdose Response – click here

How to Self-Monitor – click here

Information to Help us all Stay Healthy – click here

Income Assistance – click here

Self-Isolation Do and Don’ts – click here

Self-Isolation when you have been Exposed  with No Symptoms – click here 

Unsheltered People: Protect Yourself and Others – click here

Full Message – April 30, 2020

Mayor Johansen provides update to residents.

Full Message – April 24, 2020

The Town of Oliver has taken additional action to support citizens and businesses. During the April 20 – Special Open meeting Council passed a motion to assign the 2020 Property Tax Rates with a due date of July 2nd with a one percent (1%) penalty applied on July 3rd and a four percent (4%) penalty applied October 1st. Commercial businesses have until September 30 to pay their taxes, and the penalty of five percent (5%) will be applied October 1st.

Full Message – April 17, 2020

The Town of Oliver would like to thank the Province of B.C. for the new financial relief measures announced yesterday morning (April 16) by Ministers Carole James and Selina Robinson. These  measures are a positive step to mitigating the economic hardship for people, businesses and municipalities during these difficult times. Two relief items that Minister Robinson requested be highlighted to our residents are the available Temporary Rent Supplement as well as the Property Tax Deferment Program available to individuals 55 or older and families with children. I encourage you to visit the Town’s COVID-19 website for current information on all Provincial announcements as they become available.

Full Message – April 7, 2020

Rise & Report:

The Town of Oliver continues to take action to support citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Yesterday, in a Special Closed meeting, Council directed Staff to bring forward changes to the 2020 Property Tax budget and utility rates to support taxpayers and citizens facing financial hardship.

Full Message – March 31, 2020

Last week at the direction of the Province, all local governments were ordered to activate their emergency plans. In response, the Town of Oliver has opened its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at a Level 1. In addition, we are developing business continuity plans and advanced planning for other emergencies, such as freshet flooding and wildfires.

Full Message – March 26, 2020

The safety and well-being of our community, including our staff and Council members, is of utmost importance to Town of Oliver Council. The Town is mandated to take our direction from the the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Officer in remaining vigilant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please use trusted sources such as the BC Centre for Disease ControlIHA, the B.C. Ministry of Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a COVID-19 information telephone line at: 1-833-784-4397. 

Anyone exposed to, or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their primary care provider or call 8-1-1.

BC 211 – click here

The Province is funding the expansion of bc211, a provincewide information and referral service, to match seniors whose support network has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak with volunteers.

Starting today, bc211 will be available to residents of B.C.’s North and Interior, in addition to the rest of B.C., and provide extended hours of service. This service will take calls from people who would like to volunteer to help seniors in their community with basic needs, including grocery shopping and pharmacy drop-offs and check-ins.

BC Centre for Disease Control – webpage

BC Transit: – webpage 

First Nations Health Authority – webpage 

First Nations Health Authority FAQ – webpage 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – webpage

Interior Health Authority – webpage

Ministry of Health Pandemic Preparedness – webpage

Provincial Support and information COVID-19 – webpage

Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 – weblink 

World Health Organization COVID-19 – weblink 


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