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Dear Community Member,
 
Many of us are getting ready to celebrate holidays this time of year – Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi and Ramadan. These are normally times to gather and celebrate with our friends, family and communities, and sometimes to travel to visit loved ones or to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather.

Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means we all need to celebrate and observe these occasions differently this year. 
 
For some of us, that will mean not going to church or temple as we normally would. For others, that will mean not inviting extended family to celebrations in our homes. For others still, that will mean connecting with friends and family over Whatsapp or Zoom.
 
These restrictions will be challenging for some, but just as we are starting to see results from our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we simply cannot afford to relax our commitment to physical distancing. We all need to keep doing our part to keep everyone healthy and safe, including seniors and others who are more vulnerable to this virus. You can do your part by:
  • Staying home as much as possible, and only going out for  essential work or grocery shopping
  • Keeping 2 metres (6 feet) away from others when out in public
  • Self-isolating for 14 days if you are sick or have returned from out of the country
  • Not going to large gatherings, including religious services or celebrations
  • Not inviting friends and family into your homes, even during times you would normally come together
  • Washing your hands frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue 
I hope that even though the holidays may look different this year, you are able to connect and celebrate with your friends, family, and communities virtually, and find meaningful ways to mark these occasions while safe at home. 
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the B.C. government is committed to supporting people in the Kootenays and across the province. Making sure that people can stay safe and stay home during this extraordinary time means making sure they can pay their bills and provide for their families. Visit gov.bc.ca/covid for a full list of supports and to learn how to access programs.
 
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if you have questions or need any assistance with these programs or supports. My Community Office is providing services for constituents via phone and email.
You can reach us by calling 1-877-388-4498 or
by emailing Michelle.Mungall.MLA@leg.bc.ca
 
These are challenging times, but if we all pull together, we can help slow the spread and keep each other safe. It has been truly inspiring to see so many creative ideas for supporting each other being shared in our community. Thanks for doing your part.
 
Sincerely,
 
Michelle Mungall, MLA
Nelson-Creston
COVID Resources: 

Michelle Mungall, MLA

Nelson-Creston Community Office

433 Josephine St. Nelson V1L 1W4

1-877-388-4498
www.MichelleMungall.ca

 
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