On March 19, the council adopted a by-law authorizing the city to issue emergency orders. Under this authority, the city manager issued an order prohibiting customers from eating in licensed restaurants.
City manager Sadhu Johnston also issued an order “prohibiting customers from eating inside licensed premises and limiting the number of customers in any location to no more than 10 people,” said a statement. published Tuesday.
In the meantime, the city will also begin to accept applications for temporary patio permits, which is expected to occur within the next two weeks.
And to support businesses, city staff will work with business improvement associations to “identify public spaces, including sidewalks and parking, that can be reallocated to support local businesses.”
The City of Vancouver has also established the COVID-19 Office of Communications and Business Support, “To help the business community.”
“The office is a single point of contact for local Vancouver business owners to obtain information from the City of Vancouver on business support programs, to find out what city-managed business services are currently available and to make suggestions to the city regarding business and the economy, “the statement said.