WHO explanation for naming the disease and the virus. Virus is called SARS-coV-2. Source: Naming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the virus that causes it
Service Canada offices to close for in-person services over COVID-19 concerns
List of essential services in British Columbia during COVID-19 pandemic. Essential services are those daily services essential to preserving life, health, public safety and basic societal functioning. They are the services British Columbians come to rely on in their daily lives. Source: List of COVID-19 Essential Services – Province of British Columbia
BC Government announces new measures to protect supply chains, prevent profiteering, protect vulnerable populations, and define essential services. Source: Province takes unprecedented steps to support COVID-19 response | BC Gov News
March 16, 2020: BC Provincial Health officer, Bonnie Henry issued an order prohibiting owners, occupiers and operators from allowing gatherings of 50 people or more. Public spaces from community centres to swimming pools and libraries in municipalities across the province must close.