The Village of Sayward is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in British Columbia. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. We are focusing on maintaining essential services that our citizens rely upon.
The Village of Sayward continues to work with internal and external partners, including our local health authority, Island Health, on a proactive approach to deal with COVID-19.
On July 1, 2021 BC is moving to Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan:
The criteria for moving to Step 3 is at least 70% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with low case counts and declining COVID-19 hospitalizations. In Step 3, all sectors will transition to using communicable disease prevention guidance from WorkSafeBC.
Masks are recommended in public indoor settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. The mask mandate order under the Emergency Program Act will be lifted July 1 and no proof of vaccination will be needed.
- You're fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2
- Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask after they're fully vaccinated and that's okay
- Increased social contact
- If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately
New things you can do
Restaurants, bars and pubs
Businesses will transition from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to a Communicable Disease Plan. Some safety measures will remain, like physical barriers.
|Offices and workplaces|
Workplaces will transition from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to a Communicable Disease Plan.
Additional safety precautions required in higher risk workplaces.
|Sports and exercise|
For further information about the Provincial Health Orders, please visit the BC Government website.