Ron McKinnon
Ron McKinnon
Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
COVID-19 Update | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020

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 More Supports for You

 

Dear Neighbour,

 I hope you, your family and friends are keeping safe during this time. As the weather continues to get warmer and the days longer, getting outside and connecting with others is surely tempting. However, it is crucial that we continue to practice physical distancing measures whenever possible and adhere to all stipulations of our province’s incremental restart plan. 

The best protection against COVID-19 is still to: 

This email contains new updates announced by our government in the past week: 

 

New Supports for Canadians with Disabilities 

Our government announced a special one-time tax payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) as of June 1, 2020, as follows

People who are eligible for this special payment will receive it automatically

To help Canadians with disabilities get and maintain good jobs, we will: 

  

Business Resilience Hotline Service

The Business Resilience Hotline Service is connecting small- to medium-sized businesses, not-for-profits and charities with the government supports most suitable for their needs and offers expert advice on how to respond and reshape amid these uncertain times. To access the hotline service, call 1-866-989-1080 to connect with a business advisor from the accounting profession. The hotline is available 7 days per week. 

 

New government partnership with private sector campaign, POST Promise to help businesses reopen safely amid COVID-19

This week Minister Mary Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade), announced our government’s new partnership with People Outside Safely Together (POST) Promise program. This initiative was launched by Canadian organizations in the private sector to assist businesses across Canada in reopening safely 

 The “POST Promise” is a voluntary commitment for business owners and managers which requires following five key public health actions to decrease and manage the spread of COVID-19: 

  1. Maintaining physical distance 
  2. Washing and sanitizing hands 
  3. Cleaning and disinfecting regularly 
  4. Staying home if unwell and self-monitoring for symptoms 
  5. Practising respiratory etiquette (including wearing a mask when physical distancing is difficult 

Participating businesses are encouraged to display the above “POST Promise” logo to reassure customers and clients that they are actively working to protect our collective health and safety

 

 

Personal Protective Equipment Supply Hub 

Our government has launched the federal Supply Hub which will connect organizations across Canada with the federal, provincial, territorial and other resources and information about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

The Supply Hub is a great resource for organizations who are buying or selling PPE in order to ensure they have the supplies necessary to keep themselves and others safe. 

 

Changes to travel restrictions for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents 

These unprecedented circumstances have created challenges for some families who have had to stay apart while we fight the spread of COVID-19. Our government recognizes the sacrifices Canadians have had to make as a result of the temporary border restrictions. 

As of June 8, 2020, foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who do not display any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, will be exempt from the probation on entry into Canada if they are entering the country to be with immediate family for a period of at least 15 days. 

All arrivals into Canada must quarantine for 14 days upon entering into the country. 

Immediate family members include: 

  1. Spouse or common-law partner
  2. Dependent child, or a dependent child of the person’s spouse or common-law partner
  3. Dependent child of a dependent child 
  4. Parent or step-parent or the parent or step-parent of the person’s spouse or common-law partner 
  5. Guardian or tutor 

This change does not include immediate family members of temporary residents in Canada, such as those on a student or work visa.

 We are also focused on ensuring that everyone has the most up-to-date information and that it is accessible. For daily updates, follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit my website.

Yours sincerely,

 

 Ron McKinnon

Member of Parliament for Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam

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