COVID-19 Diary – Day 39

Today I found out about some great news from the Northwest Territories! Their only known remaining cases of COVID-19 have recovered, and they are now presumed to be COVID-19 free! This would be the second part of Canada to be labelled free of COVID-19, as Nunavut has yet to record a single positive COVID-19 test. It’s really great to be able to report such positive news! See here for more details.

Several weeks ago Premier Horgan announced that a $1000 benefit would be available to BC residents affected by COVID-19. Today it was announced that we will be able to apply for it starting on May 1st. To be eligible for the benefit you must:

  •  have been a resident of British Columbia on March 15;
  •  meet the eligibility requirements for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit;
  •  have been approved for the CERB;
  •  be at least 15 years old as of the date of application;
  •  have filed, or agree to file, a 2019 B.C. income tax return; and
  •  not be receiving provincial income assistance or disability assistance.

More info can be found here.

That’s all for now, stay safe everyone!

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