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qathet Regional District sets boardroom capacity per public health orders

qRD observes provincial and WorkSafeBC occupational health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19
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CAPACITY RESTRICTED: Numbers of participants in the qathet Regional District boardroom are limited due to COVID-19.

qathet Regional District (qRD) has set a capacity limit of no more than 11 in the boardroom at one time, including elected officials and staff.

According to a qRD media release, this number was set in accordance with recent provincial health orders, WorkSafeBC occupational health and safety guidelines and regional district policy. The public can participate in the delegation or question period portion of meetings electronically via Zoom or phone, and are encouraged to attend meetings virtually whenever possible.

The release stated that virtual attendance and alternative participation options for the January 25 public hearings are available at qathet.ca/jan25ph. Members of the public needing to attend the January 25 public hearings in-person are strongly advised to contact the planning department at planning@qathet.ca, or call 604.485.2260 to determine space availability.

The release stated that qRD board, standing committee meetings and public hearings are offered via a combination of in-person, telephone and virtual attendance through Zoom during this new extension of provincial health orders. Meetings will continue to be live-streamed for the public to hear and see the proceedings.

To view live and archived meetings, go to qathet.ca/webcasts.

The release stated qRD’s measure will ensure essential business can continue safely, while protecting staff, elected officials and the public by enforcing physical distancing and public gathering protocols and recommendations. qRD continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, according to the release.

For more information on the qRD’s response to COVID-19, go to qathet.ca/covid-19.

 

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