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Downtown Victoria's Business Buzz: What you need know when doing business in downtown Victoria.

Hello members, happy Monday.

The City of Victoria, the DVBA, and others collaborated to design standard signage for businesses to print and use. The goal is to support businesses and provide consistent, professional signage to enhance customer confidence. Click here for more information.

I also want to inform you that I will be commencing Virtual Drop-ins every Thursday morning from 10am to 11am starting this week (May 28). For the next four weeks, business owners are welcome to join the Zoom meeting to voice concerns, ask questions, and/or share ideas. The Zoom meeting information is as follows: 

Dial by your location
        +1 587 328 1099 Canada
        +1 647 374 4685 Canada
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada
        +1 778 907 2071 Canada
        +1 438 809 7799 Canada
Meeting ID: 962 7473 3474
Password: 827944

We are continuing to respond to requests from you, our members, on practical actions we can take now to support you as we transition into Phase 2 and then Phase 3 re-opening.

As always, please let us know if you are open and in what fashion (take out, by appointment, fully open, etc.) and also any suggestions on how the DVBA can continue to support you!

Wishing you all a great week,

Jeff Bray
Executive Director
Downtown Victoria Business Association
D 250-386-2239
C 250-217-9461

In this issue... 
  1. City of Vitoria Covid Signage Toolkit
  2. Covid Temporary Extension Application
  3. VIATEC "Back to the Office" Handbook
 City of Victoria COVID Signage Business Toolkit

In order to assist businesses with reopening as safely as possible, the City is providing a small toolkit of resources to help establish confidence in businesses that are practicing physical distancing, taking hygienic measures, and are generally exercising the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The toolkit includes occupancy signage, a checklist of COVID-related measures your business is taking, as well as files for poster/floor stickers that can be taken to many local printers for easy production and use.

Click here to go the City of Victoria Business Resource page.
Covid Temporary Extension Application

The BC Government recently released the Covid Temporary Extension Application to support B.C.’s licensed establishments in safely reopening for business while respecting the physical distancing guidelines outlined by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders. This new authorization permits food primary, liquor primary, and manufacturer licensees (i.e., wineries, breweries, distilleries) to temporarily expand their service areas until October 31, 2020.

Read more/apply now.
VIATEC "Back to the Office" Handbook

Our friends at VIATEC created a big, beautiful employer handbook for returning to the office. We suggest reading through, as there are many valuable suggestions and guidelines for anyone returning to the workplace. It even includes a master checklist for re-entering the office.

Read the full PDF.
The Downtown Victoria Business has been working with the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the City of Victoria to ensure there is an easily-available website specifically for businesses to get the most up-to-date information on federal, provincial, and municipal programs available to you. This website will be regularly updated and provides relevant business-related information pertaining to COVID-19. 
Check out the page now.
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