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Government of Canada

Outbreak Updates - Learn about the current COVID-19 situation across Canada
Travel advice and restrictions - Learn about local and global travel advisories
Canada's response to COVID-19 - Learn how Canada is responding to the COVID-19 virus

Government of British Columbia

Returning to School - Information for parents of students returning to school in the fall.
School District 42 - For parents of children attending schools in Maple Ridge


Schools and ongoing learning - Information and resources for parents and students in British Columbia
Service BC - Information and updates to Service BC during the COVID-19 outbreak
Virtual Mental Health Supports During COVID-19 - B.C. seniors, adults, youth and frontline health care workers experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic can get help through virtual services

BC Centre For Disease Control (BCCDC)

Translated COVID-19 content - Get important COVID-19 information translated into different languages
Modelling and projections - Learn about the modelling work the BCCDC is doing to make projections about COVID-19 in BC

Centre for Disease Control (CDC)

COVID-19 worldwide situation dashboard - Track the worldwide COVID-19 case numbers

Financial Resources​

Government of Canada

Canada's Economic Response Plan - Learn about the step the Government of Canada is taking to provide economic relief to those facing hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Government of British Columbia

Funding for childcare providers - Licensed group child care providers and smaller home-based child care providers are eligible for temporary emergency funding
Financial support for BC residents - Various financial supports for citizen's, business owners, renters, homeowners and people experiencing homelessness in British Columbia
Provincial Tax & Revenue Changes - Information about recent British Columbia tax and revenue changes in response to CIVID-19
Financial support for renters and landlords - Learn about financial support measures out in place by the Government of British Columbia to aid renters and landlords during the COVID-19 outbreak 

BC Arts Council

Arts and Culture Grant Recipients & Applicant resource - Information for BC Arts Council grant recipients and applicants 


BC Hydro

Bill help for BC Hydro customers - Information about financial relief for BC Hydro customers

ICBC

Online renewals and payment deferment - Information about protocols and financial relief for ICBC customers

​Health Resources

Government of Canada

Being prepared for COVID-19 - Information and resources on how to best prepare and protect from COVID-19
Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support - Free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.

Government of British Columbia


Self Assessment Tool - Use this self assessment tool to help determine whether you may have COVID-19 or not and what actions to take if you do

​BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

Prevention and Risk - Learn about the risks associated with CVID-19 and how to best prevent becoming infected
Symptoms - Learn about the symptoms associated with a COVID-19 infection
Self-isolation - Learn what self-isolating means, when we should be doing it and why it's important
Testing - Information on who should be tested for COVID-19 infection

​Shopping and Food Resources

Downtown Maple Ridge Business Association - A list of businesses in downtown Maple Ridge open for service in varying capacities during the COVID-19 outbreak
Chamber of Commerce Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows - A list of local businesses open during the COVID-19 outbreak

Employer/Employee Resources

Government of British Columbia

List of essential services - See the full list of services deemed essential by the BC government during the COVID-19 outbreak

WorkSafe BC

Employee resource - Resources for employees to ensure safety from COVID-19 for you and your teammates
Employer resources - Resources for employers to help keep you and your employees safe from COVID-19

Resources For Staying Connected

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Digital Library Card - Sign up for a digital library card with the Fraser Valley Regional Library for free 24/7 access to eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and TV, magazines, eLearning and other resources for all ages through popular eContent providers like Ebsco, OverDrive, RBdigital, Acorn TV, Kanopy, Mango Languages and Lynda.com.
Virtual Storytimes - FVRL has launched Virtual Storytimes, where a new story is read on Youtube each day for you and your little ones to enjoy.

Video Chat Tools


Messenger & FaceTime - Using your Facebook account, open up Messenger, open a chat with your loved one then click the video icon to call. Or, if you own an Apple product, download FaceTime which allows up to 32 people.
Google Hangouts - If you have a Google account or Gmail, log in and find Google Hangouts or check out the link. It allows up to 25 people. 
Houseparty - This allows up to 8 people and has integrated games available! 

Online Party Games


Jackbox Games - There are lots of options here but we’d recommend Drawful 2 at the moment for its reduced price and Pictionary-esque fun!
Exploding Kittens - This fast paced card game has been made into a mobile application - it's silly, fun and you won't want to play just once. 
Words With Games - Challenge your family and test your vocabulary with a classic word-based game.

Watch a Movie Together


Netflix Party - If you are a Netflix user, consider watching a new movie or family favourite together on your desktop or laptop.