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Key Updates

Additional grocery shopping options: 

Pemberton Valley Supermarket is providing a a dedicated time for seniors and immune compromised members of the public to shop for groceries.:
Open Tuesday - Saturday -  8am to 10am for elderly and immune compromised  10am to 6pm for general public

Please note: "elderly and immune compromised" is at the shopper's discretion. They are not asking for ID, nor are they asking for medical conditions or any other reason you might have to be there.
Alternate Options:   You can email in your order to   and items will be delivered to your door on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please email order in the day before.
The Village will continue to share regular updates via it's Facebook page ( and website ( 
  Key Updates for March 26, 2020 from Vancouver Coastal Health

- For a full list of updates from VCH visit 

-  New supports announced to protect the vulnerable population in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside 

-  Ministry of Health monitoring the supply of Personal Protective Equipment 

-  Dr. Henry issues an order for health sector workers to work at one facility only 

-  Government of Canada invokes Quarantine Act for any traveler arriving or returning to Canada 

  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep our health-care workers safe 
Minister Dix said the Ministry is conserving and micromanaging our current existing inventory, and working diligently to seek new sources of supply. The province has also created a new provincial supply chain co-ordination unit to better control the flow of essential goods and services, including medical supplies. There is also a ban on reselling vital supplies, such as masks and cleaning products. People who break that order can be fined up to $10,000 or jailed for one year. 
Health sector workers to work at one facility only 
Dr. Henry also announced an order requiring health sector workers to work at one facility only throughout the pandemic, this includes long term care, acute/extended care, and assisted living. 
Quarantine Act for travellers 
Also today, the Government of Canada invoked the Quarantine Act, imposing a mandatory 14-day self-isolation for any traveller arriving or returning to Canada. 
Key Messages to Share 

-  Wash your hands frequently and stay home if possible 

-  Practice social distancing if you have to go out 

-  If you think you have COVID-19 take the self-assessment here: 

-  Self-isolate at home for 10 days if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Library Resource Delivery
If you are a senior in the Pemberton area, the Pemberton Lions Club will now deliver library resources to you. If interested, please email Katie at with the following information:
  1. Name, address, phone and/or email
  2. If you require a library card
  3. The resources you would like such as a specific title or a bundle based on a topic
Please be assured that the library and Lions Club will follow all health guidelines. Precautionary measures include:
  • Only one person will be involved in the delivery
  • The volunteer will wear gloves, use hand sanitizer and observe social distancing
  • You will be emailed prior to the time of delivery with an estimate drop off time. Resources will be placed on the front step in a visible area or as specially requested.
  • As an additional precautionary measure it is suggested that you bring the books inside, wash your hands immediately and then leave the books to sit for 3-4 days. 
  • Preliminary information on COVID-19 suggests that the virus may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days depending on different conditions such as temperature, type of surface and humidity of the environment. As an additional precautionary measure please consider bringing the books inside, washing your hands immediately and then leaving the books to sit for a few days.
In case anybody has  concerns - the library materials have been quarantined inside the Library since last week and no returns have been accepted.  The Library has also had a full disinfectant clean and I have been the only staff member in there so far and taking precautions with regular handwashing and hand sanitizer.
As an extra precaution we will be handling any checkouts with gloves and wiping the covers down with disinfectant.
If anyone has any other specific concerns or questions, please let me know!  

Emma Gillis
Library Director
Pemberton & District Public Library
Tel: 604-894-6916

Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020