B.C. expands relief for businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions, includes $25M for hotels

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Author: Todd Coyne
CTV News Vancouver Island
Published Monday, April 26, 2021

Under the program, eligible businesses will receive up to $20,000 to cover expenses like employee wages, rent, maintenance and utilities. The amount each business receives will be based on the number of people it employs.

The ministry says the program has been updated to include high-intensity fitness facilities that were partially or fully closed as a result of the provincial health officer’s orders first issued in November and updated on March 31.

“Businesses have been through a lot over the past year, and we want them to know that while they are doing their part to help keep everyone safe, we’ll continue to be there for them with financial support to carry them through,” said Finance Minister Selina Robinson in the statement.

“With another $75 million in relief grants available and an expanded eligibility criteria to include accommodation providers, this latest round of funding will support businesses through this difficult period,” she added.

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