By now everyone has heard of COVID-19, so this page is not here to explain what it is, but rather to provide some information on resources, business closures, and other important information specific to the Comox Valley and British Columbia.

If you know if a valuable resources that is particularly useful for residents of the Comox Valley please send it to us at info@comoxvalleyguide.com.

We may also consider posting BC or Canada specific resources as well, but mostly are looking for data focused on the Comox Valley and surrounding area.

This page will grow and evolve as time goes on, so please be sure to check back often.

Useful COVID-19 Links

DiscoverComoxValley

Comox Valley Economic Development & Tourism has provided a tool for local businesses to provide their operational status during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In their tool you can view which businesses are affected, their current hours, status, and situation.

You can find the local business data here.

Island Health

Information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

Comox Valley Airport (YQQ)

The Comox Valley Airport is adapting to the rapid changes brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic and will remain open for necessary passenger travel, medical transport flights, or to facilitate cargo or humanitarian efforts. Learn more here.

Comox Valley Regional District

For local information the Comox Valley Regional District has put together a page with information on several sources including Transit, Parks, Landfill, Utilities, and much more. At this page they have put together a wealth of information covering a wide variety of local topics and resources. 

CVRD COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

FREE Therapy for Front-Line Workers

If you are a front-line worker and would like to speak to someone about stress, trauma or need support in others areas, Registered BC Counsellors are providing FREE Support.

Sign up at Covid19Therapy.ca

Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

Useful information and links largely applicable to business owners in the Comox Valley

COVID19NOW.com

Covid19Now.com focuses primarily on resources and statistics for British Colombians. Data is also available for some Vancouver Island statistics. All information on this site is sourced from highly reputable and reliable sources geared to provide you with solid information.

Visit Covid19Now.com for information specific to COVID-19 in British Columbia

Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley Schools, in consultation with Island Health Authority who oversees all health matters in our District schools, has developed a number of messages. Find current data here.

Official Government COVID-19 Resources

Recent COVID-19 News

Applications for emergency wage subsidy program opening Monday

Some key developments are coming this week in the country’s relentless struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
They begin on Monday with businesses being allowed to apply for the federal government’s $73-billion wage subsidy program…. Read More

Chek News
April 27, 2020

Comox Valley Bylaw Officers keep eye on Distances Practices

Comox Valley local governments are supporting the BC Ministry of Health efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by assisting with public education on physical distancing… Read More

Comox Valley Record
April 9, 2020

Comox Valley Woman Creates Hero Wall

A Comox Valley woman has created a “Hero Wall” outside her home to pay tribute to front line workers, like doctors, nurses, truck drivers, grocery clerks and more… Read More

CTV Vancouver Island
April 7, 2020

900 Living Spaces Secured for Vulnerable Residents

BC Housing has partnered with local governments, hotels, and non-profits across the province to help secure living spaces for vulnerable residents in British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More

ChekNews
April 7, 2020

Trudeau Announces 30,000 Ventilators to be made in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will be producing up to 30,000 ventilators as more companies step forward and join the fight against COVID-19… Read More

ChekNews
April 7, 2020

B.C. to look at opening long-term care facilities to family visits

British Columbia pledged to double its contribution to help support caregivers and seniors as part of the province’s emergency COVID-19 response plan on Sunday, as health officials pondered how to reopen long-term care facilities to visits from family members.

The province’s seniors advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, said British Columbia is providing an additional $500,000 to help support caregivers and seniors….. Read More

Chek News
April 27, 2020

BC Government puts $5 Million Toward Mental Health Expansion during COVID-19 Crisis

BC Premier John Horgan has announced that the provincial government will be spending $5 million towards expanding existing mental health programs and services amid the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More

ChekNews
April 9, 2020

As Canadians Return Home, Border Crossings Dip to 5%

There has been a large dip in the number of people crossing into Canada after non-essential travel was banned, Canada Border Services Agency figures show… Read More

Comox Valley Record
April 7, 2020

Online Portal Opens after 800,000 Apply for Emergency Benefit

The first full day of applications for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit saw hundreds of thousands of Canadians successfully apply for financial relief from the federal government… Read More

CheckNews
April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Death Toll in BC hits 100

The death toll from COVID-19 in British Columbia has reached 100, as health officials announced two more deaths from the coronavirus in the province Saturday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced 95 new confirmed cases of the virus, most of them associated with ongoing outbreaks announced earlier this week.

There have now been 1,948 cases of COVID-19 confirmed through testing in B.C. Of those, 96 people are in hospital with the virus and 41 are in critical care… <Read More>

CTV Vancouver Island
April 25, 2020

BC Loses More than 130,000 Jobs due to Coronavirus

The B.C. economy lost 132,000 jobs in March, the largest single month drop since Statistics Canada started tracking that number, sending the unemployment rate up to 7.2 per cent amid the COVID-19 crisis… Read More

GlobalNews
April 9, 2020

BC Loses More than 130,000 Jobs due to Coronavirus

The B.C. economy lost 132,000 jobs in March, the largest single month drop since Statistics Canada started tracking that number, sending the unemployment rate up to 7.2 per cent amid the COVID-19 crisis… Read More

GlobalNews
April 9, 2020

BC Company Creates Reusable Respirators

A Vernon company is adapting its products to produce a high-grade respiratory mask amid COVID-19, and it’s better for the environment… Read More

Comox Valley Record
April 7, 2020

Vancouver Island Cemetery Becomes Homeless Camp amid COVID-19 Concerns

A Vancouver Island cemetery has become an unlikely campsite, as the province’s COVID-19 crisis hits the local homeless population.

About 18 people have set up tents in the graveyard between Parskville’s St. Anne’s and St. Edmund’s churches… <Read More>

Global News Vancouver Island
April 22, 2020

How to Apply for Rental Supplement of $300 to $500/m

A little over a week after announcing help was on the way for B.C.’s renters, the application is now available online.

As of Thursday, anyone who’s lost income due to COVID-19 can now apply online to receive the monthly supplement… Read More

CTV Vancouver Island
April 9, 2020

BC Jails Release 100 Inmates Early to Prevent Outbreak

British Columbia jails have released nearly 100 inmates ahead of schedule as the provincial corrections system tries to prevent an outbreak of the novel coronavirus… Read More

CTV Vancouver Island
April 7, 2020

Comox Valley Grocers Going Extra Mile During Coronavirus

We have had numerous requests to post a fluid article directing consumers to essential service retailers that are open, and in particular, that have special hours for seniors and other vulnerable residents, or are delivering goods to homes during the COVID-19 self-isolation/quarantine period… Read More

Comox Valley Record
March 25, 2020