COVID-19

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The District of Squamish is working to share information and operational updates as we support efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and help keep our community healthy. We follow the recommendations of British Columbia's Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health. 

Revised January 21, 2022

To address rising COVID-19 case counts and keep people safe, the provincial health officer is issuing revised orders, which will extend to January 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m and include:

  • Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2017 or earlier (5+). 
  • Indoor personal gatherings at your home or vacation accommodation are limited to your household plus 10 visitors or 1 other household. Everyone 12+ must be fully vaccinated.
  • Indoor organized gatherings of any size are not allowed.
  • Outdoor organized seated gatherings can have a capacity of 5,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is greater.
  • Indoor events at venues can only have 50% capacity, no matter the size.
  • Adult indoor individual, group fitness or exercise activities and adult dance classes and activities are allowed with increased safety protocols and capacity limits.
  • Sports tournaments are not allowed. Tournaments are single or multi-day events where 3 or more teams compete against each other outside of regular league play. Other sports activities that normally take place in a sports environment can continue. Masks are required indoors when not participating in a sport. Proof of vaccination is required for spectators and adult participants at indoor sporting events. Non-employee supervisors, coaches and assistants of indoor sports and group activities for people 21 years or younger must be fully vaccinated.
  • Travel to other provinces or countries is not recommended.
  • Places that do not offer full meal service must close. This includes places like bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve meals. Indoor and outdoor dining is allowed when following physical distancing requirements and other rules

Visit the B.C. Government website for details on current restrictions. 

Face Coverings

Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2016 or earlier (5+). 

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. The requirement applies to all people born in 2016 or earlier (5+).

Residents must show proof of vaccination using the B.C. Vaccine Card

Vaccine Clinics

Vancouver Coastal Health is working with the Province of BC and other health authorities to make it easier than ever for people to get vaccinated. Find a vaccination clinic.

BC's Restart Plan

BC's Restart Plan was announced on May 25, 2021.

Learn about the four-step plan to bring B.C. back together.

Provincial restrictions remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For full details about current restrictions, please visit the Government of British Columbia website.


 

General Health Authority Recommendations:

  • Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice
  • Practice good hygiene 
    • Frequent hand washing
    • Avoid touching face
    • Cough into your sleeve
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay at home and away from others if you or your family is feeling ill.
  • Know when to get tested if you or anyone in your family feels sick.

 


Have symptoms? 

Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the common cold. 

Where to get tested in Squamish:   

Squamish Assessment Centre
(located at the former Shady Tree Pub site)
40456 Government Rd., Squamish, B.C. (map)
Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday closed (as of October 15). View the Sea to Sky Division of Family Practice Facebook page for updates.

Squamish General Hospital
38140 Behrner Dr. Squamish, B.C. (map)
Emergency Department
Open daily, 24 hours a day, for those with severe symptoms.


  

Resources for Businesses

Please visit the Resources for Business page.

 

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