July 24, 2024


Art Is Experience

COVID-19: Tofino asks visitors to stay home

We Vancouverites really like traveling to to Tofino in Nuu-chah-nulth territory. Nonetheless, now is not the time.

In reaction to the COVID-19, the District of Tofino, Tourism Tofino, and the Tofino-Lengthy Beach front Chamber of Commerce are inquiring all visitors to postpone their outings to Tofino for the next many months.

It is also inquiring folks who are presently there to commence to make plans to return to home. Organizations and neighborhood products and services are scaling down operatios for critical products and services only. 

“For now, you should appreciate Tofino vicariously by means of images and your recollections of earlier visits, and make plans to pay a visit to us all over again when our community is all set to host you and give you an unbelievable encounter,” Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne mentioned in a statement. “This advice is temporary only – just as the Covid-19 pandemic is – and we appear ahead to welcoming all people back all over again shortly.”

Like lots of other smaller communities, Tofino has incredibly restricted health treatment assets. As the window narrows to aid “flatten the curve”, local leaders are inquiring for everyone’s aid.

“This has been a tough determination,” mentioned Laura McDonald, president of the Tofino Chamber of Commerce. “We choose pleasure in welcoming visitors to our community, and we are looking ahead to welcoming all people back to Tofino in the close to upcoming. I am a neighborhood health treatment supplier, and we have to concentrate on conference the health needs of our communities at this time.”

Immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic passes, Tofino will continue to be there.
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Meanwhile, the Wickaninnish Inn is closing for the time remaining. 

It is not accepting new arrivals as of March eighteen but will carry on to assistance in-house visitors until eventually their scheduled departures.

“Although an official closure is not a advice from the BC federal government at this time, the Wickaninnish Inn is taking this proactive evaluate as an extra precaution for the security of visitors, staff members and the community of Tofino,” a statement mentioned.

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