COVID-19: Here’s what is considered an essential service in B.C.

From Abbotsford News, by Ashley Wadhwani. Photo: B.C.government photo

Taxis, hotels, weather forecasters and accountants some of the dozens deemed an essential service

As health officials continue to urge employers to implement safety measures that reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 – which includes limiting hours and staff – the B.C. government is offering clarity on what specific services are being considered essential in the province.

On Thursday, March 26, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth encouraged businesses that have been deemed an essential service to remain open so long as operators follow the advice of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry when it comes to minimizing social contact.

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