COVID-19 Response at WISH

Dear WISH staff, this page is exclusively for you all to easily access all updates from Mebrat, the Board, and other WISH managers as well as useful links to fact sheets, websites, self-assessments, articles etc. In this time, we are all being asked to do everything we as individuals can to contain the COVID-19 virus, and with so much information out there, things can get confusing. We will keep this page updated as much as possible.

On this page we have included links to documents or information regarding:

All WISH Staff Updates

Drop-In Procedure Updates

MAP Van Procedure Updates

Links to Resources and Fact Sheets regarding COVID-19

Links to Resources on Accessing Employment Insurance

WISH Resources on COVID-19

Community Resources Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 for Sex Workers

1. All WISH Staff Updates

Update #1 – March 13 2020

Update #2 – March 17 2020

Update #3 – March 23 2020

A Message from WISH’s Board – March 22 2020

WISH COVID Q&A Zoom Meeting Minutes 1 – March 24 2020

WISH COVID Q&A Zoom Meeting Minutes 2 – March 25 2020

WISH SitRep April 3 2020

WISH SitRep April 6 2020

WISH COVID Q&A Zoom Meeting Minutes 3 – April 6 2020

WISH SitRep April 7 2020

WISH SitRep April 8 2020

WISH SitRep April 9 2020

WISH SitRep April 14 2020

WISH SitRep April 15 2020

WISH SitRep April 17 2020

WISH SitRep April 20 2020

WISH SitRep April 22 2020

WISH SitRep April 24 2020

WISH SitRep April 27 2020

WISH SitRep April 29 2020

WISH SitRep May 1 2020

WISH SitRep May 4 2020

WISH SitRep May 6 2020

WISH SitRep May 8 2020

WISH SitRep May 11 2020

WISH SitRep May 13 2020

WISH SitRep May 20 2020

WISH SitRep May 26 2020

WISH SitRep May 29 2020

WISH SitRep June 2 2020

WISH SitRep June 5 2020

WISH SitRep June 9 2020

WISH SitRep June 12 2020

If you have any questions about any of these updates please reach out to Emily at operationsmgr @ wishdropincentre.org

2. Drop-In Procedure Updates

Drop-In COVID Procedures Update #1 – March 13 2020

Drop-In COVID Procedures Update #2 – March 17 2020

Drop-In COVID Procedures Update #3- March 23 2020

Drop-In Staff Meeting Minutes – March 26 2020

Drop-In Shift Lead Meeting – March 31 2020

Participant Engagement Cheat Sheet

Questions to Participants re. COVID Experiences

If you have any questions about drop-in procedures, please reach out to Julia at dimanager @ wishdropincentre.org or Shelby at disuper @ wishdropincentre.org

3. MAP Van Procedure Updates

MAP COVID Procedures Update #1 – March 13 2020

MAP COVID Procedures Update #2 – March 18 2020

MAP COVID Procedures Update #3 – March 20 2020

MAP COVID Procedures Update #4 – March 24 2020

MAP COVID Procedures Update #5 – March 30 2020

MAP Stats Procedures – March 31 2020

MAP COVID Procedures Update #6 – April 8 2020

Participant Engagement Cheat Sheet

Questions to Participants re. COVID Experiences

MAP COVID Update – April 22 2020

MAP Van Zoom Staff Meeting April 15th

If you have any questions about MAP procedures, please reach out to Dana at mapvan @ wishdropincentre.org

4. Resources and Fact Sheets regarding COVID-19

Handwashing during COVID-19

About Corona Virus Fact Sheet

COVID-19 How to Self-Isolate at Home

Overdose in the Context of COVID-19

BCCDC COVID-19 homepage (link)

COVID-19 Basics (VCH)

COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool (link)

Maintain Distance poster

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Unsheltered People

VCH COVID Q&A  April 14 2020 Notes

VCH COVID Q&A  April 14 2020 Powerpoint presentation

5. Resources regarding Human Resources and Employee Administration

WISH Human Resources Guidelines for staff during COVID-19

New Canada Emergency Response Benefit (COVID-19)

How to navigate funding applications for Employment Insurance/CB

BC Emergency Benefit for Workers

BC Government COVID-19 child care support

BC Student Loans – COVID Support

ICBC Payment Deferral

Indigenous Community Support Fund

If you have any questions about Human Resources and employee administration, please reach out to Joannye at hr @ wishdropincentre.org

6. WISH Resources on COVID-19

WISH Drop-In COVID-19 Info Pamphlet v.1

WISH Daily Community Updates – March 24 2020 (these hours are changing often and are not guaranteed)

WISH COVID-19 Brochure for Participants – March 25 2020

7. Community Resources regarding COVID-19

BC Housing COVID 19-Fact Sheet for Homelessness Service Providers – March 16 2020

BC Housing COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Housing Providers – March 18 2020

PACE’s List of Services open for Sex Workers during COVID-19

PACE’s Sex worker Relief Fund

PHAC’s Guidance for providers of services for people experiencing homelessness (in the context of COVID-19)

VCH Manual for Community Partners Working with Vulnerable Populations during COVID-19

COVID-19 Vancouver – Emergency Food Services and Community Supports – (Live Google Map)

COVID-19 DTES and Vulnerable Persons Response Update – March 22 2020

COVID-19 Coming Together Funding Application 

VCH COVID-19 Screening Process for Homeless Persons Flowchart

DTES Task Force Call Notes – March 31 2020

8. Articles regarding COVID-19 and Sex Workers

Sex Workers Bracing for Income Loss During Coronavirus Pandemic

CORONA-VIRUS: WHAT SEXWORKERS* (AND EVERYONE ELSE) SHOULD BE AWARE OF NOW

I’m A Sex Worker & Coronavirus Is Destroying My Business

How Coronavirus is impacting our sex lives

Sex Workers Are Facing Increasingly Risky Conditions As The Coronavirus Spreads

Will the Porn Industry Be Disrupted by Coronavirus?

What the coronavirus has done to the porn industry — so far

Sex workers are being hit hard by coronavirus fears, but say they are much better at keeping things clean than the general public

Coronavirus Fears Are Decimating The Sex Industry

If you have any questions about sex work during the COVID-19 epidemic, please reach out to Mary at mary_shearman @ sfu.ca