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Cowichan Valley School District responds to local state of emergency

Actions taken to support economic recovery following floods

The Cowichan Valley School District is playing a part in helping to alleviate further strains on the supply chain and supporting the province’s recovery after the recent historic floods resulted in a State of Emergency being declared across the province.

The Province has called on all residents and organizations to come together to support this effort, and stories from communities across the province have shown neighbours stepping up to provide food, shelter, relief and a helping hand to those who are directly affected.

The district is taking immediate action to further support the economic recovery of the area and the province. Some operations and support staff are being redistrubted to various sites throughout the district to keep them working closer to home while postponing most field trips, sporting events and celebrations that require car or bus travel, immediately pivoting face-to-face meetings to online, and having select non-school staff work from home.

“With BC’s most recent declaration of a State of Emergency it is crucial that we take quick, decisive action to help support our community in any way we can,” said Candace Spilsbury, Cowichan Valley School District Board of Education chair. “Now is the time to look at our neighbours, friends and community and ask, ‘What can I do for you?’ We want to ensure that we are playing a part in this recovery and ask every member of our community to do the same.”

These actions will be in effect until Dec. 1 and reviewed then to see if additional actions are needed.

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