2-1-1 Senior Safety During COVID-19
As part of British Columbia’s emergency novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response plan, the Province is providing the United Way of the Lower Mainland with $50 million to bolster seniors’ supports at community service agencies throughout British Columbia.
This will help address immediate needs associated with the impact of COVID-19, so seniors get the support they need to stay safe at home.
Starting today, bc211 will be available to residents of Hudson’s Hope 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, as well as register seniors who may need support.
You can access this service in two ways:
You can call 211 and select the Safe Seniors Strong Communities option or visit
Please share this with your friends and family, and if you know a senior who needs support please help them sign up or have them contact the District at (250) 783-9901 and we will help them to register.
Let’s all do our part to keep our vulnerable populations safe and supported.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 16, 2020
The following information is being provided to our residents regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage individuals and families to be familiar with the advice and resources referenced, along with where to obtain additional information on this subject.
Please be advised, on all matters concerning public health, the District of Hudson’s Hope is guided by expertise and direction given by local, provincial and federal health authorities.
The District of Hudson’s Hope is monitoring our situation closely and is working with Northern Health and other health agencies to ensure our community has access to current and accurate information, including recommended protocols for avoiding infection from COVID-19 and, if needed, coordinated in place contingency planning for the delivery of municipal services.
Those seeking information on the spread and risk of COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to learn the facts from official Canadian health authorities, including those listed below. As an important first step, all Hudson’s Hope residents should observe the same precautions used when avoiding contact with regular cold or flu viruses. This includes:
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres between persons
- Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Any one who suspects they may have symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately call 8-1-1 for an assessment. The Public Health Agency of Canada has created a toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) to answer questions from Canadians about COVID-19.
For more detailed information and updates, please visit the following websites:
BC Centre for Disease Control (http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19)
Health Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html)