The District of Squamish said it is taking measures to avoid layoffs of its employees where possible.
The district said it didn’t have any information at the moment on how many employees may be affected.
Some employees are choosing unpaid leaves of absence or utilizing vacation or banked time, district said.
The district said it is also deploying staff at local non-profit agencies to support key services in the community.
The employees will work with Squamish Food Bank, Squamish Helping Hands and the Better At Home Seniors Program.
These agencies are facing staff shortages, but an increase in demand on their services.
“We continue to respond daily to the urgent response to COVID-19 on behalf of the community, while safeguarding the organization for the current and longer-term provision of community services,” said Linda Glenday, Chief Administrative Officer.
“By redeploying staff we are able to build resiliency into the team so that we can continue to respond more nimbly to the ever-evolving situation.”
District said it will keep re-evaluating operations in light of new information, orders and recommendations from the the province.