The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce (GLCC) is urging our Members, network and community to support local businesses impacted by economic challenges caused by the virus by looking to do business with a GLCC Member first. We also encourage everyone to exercise reasonable precautions and planning in light of this pandemic.
While it is important to treat the COVID-19 pandemic with seriousness, it is also important not to compound the real challenges this virus is causing our business community by unduly curtailing and restrict our own activities locally.
The GLCC is urging everyone in our networking to support local businesses and to do business with a GLCC Member first.
Please use the below updates and resources to make sure your business, your employees and your customers stay safe and remember to "Call A Member 1st". Here is a direct link to the GLCC Membership Directory.
Another great resource to help you support local is Township of Langley's "Buy Local - Open for Business" list.
- Fraser Health Info for Employers, COVID-19 proof your Business - October 28, 2020
- Lower Mainland and Fraser valley Restrictions - November 9, 2020
- State of Emergency Extended to Continue B.C's COVID-19 Response - November 10, 2020
- Province-Wide Restrictions - December 8, 2020
- Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines in BC - December 9, 2020
- Province Expands COVID-19 Enforcement Measures - December 16, 2020
- BC Takes Next Steps to Protect People With COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan - January 22, 2021
- Enhanced Safety Measures for K-12 Schools - February 4, 2021
- Three Week Circuit Breaker Begins Now to Bend the Curve - March 29, 2021
- Province Introduces Travel Restrictions to Curb the Spread of COVID-19 - April 23, 2021
- Legislation for Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Now in Force - April 28, 2021
- Vaccine Resource Hub - May 13, 2021
- BC's Restart: A Plan to Bring Us Back Together - May 25, 2021
- Click here to find out what is happening in phase three
HAVE YOU BEEN LAID OFF?
- The BC Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a tax-free, one time $1,000 payment for BC residents whose ability to work has been affected due to COVID-19.
- Canada Emergency Response Benefit
- Employment and Social Development Canada: Several measures are available to assist employees who have been laid off or are unable to work due to quarantine. This includes waiving the one week waiting period for EI sickness benefits and priority application processing for related claims.
- Work-Sharing Program: Work-Sharing is a federal government adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. Temporary special measures have extended the maximum duration of work-sharing agreements from 38 weeks to 76 weeks for businesses affected by COVID-19.
- Sources Rent Bank: The sources Rent Bank is now available to assist residents in Langley. Previously, this program was only available to residents of Surrey, White Rock and Delta. Eligible individuals and families may apply for a one-time crisis loan to prevent homelessness.
UTILITY COMPANIES & COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
- Frequent hand washing and covering your face when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you are sick (and create a culture where this is encouraged in your workplace)
- Leverage technology and consider remove work for your team where possible.
- Social distancing
- BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
Stay up-to-date on future GLCC events and announcements by following our social media channels: