This past week, the Provincial Government announced its partnership with local governments, non-profit organizations, and the hotel industry to support vulnerable British Columbians. As of April 7, more than 900 spaces have been secured at 23 sites, including hotels, motels, and community centres throughout B.C.
“These new spaces are a critical part of how we can support those who are vulnerable in our community, including those who are experiencing homelessness or living in communal locations where the virus could spread more quickly,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “In partnership with health authorities and local government, these new spaces are helping us mitigate the effect of this virus and support our health-care system in communities across the province.”
To read the full press release from the Province, click here.
If you are interested and available to offer support, please email the BC Hotel Association with the following information:
- Property Name
- General Manager
- How many rooms you have available, including the number of rooms with:
- Restaurant on-site or close by for takeout (yes/no)
- COVID-19 Room Rate
If you require more information to support safe operation during this time, please refer to the COVID-19 Guidance to the Hotel Sector document, which was produced by the Province and the BC Centre for Disease Control.