Status of RARC Operations
due to COVID-19
Updated: April 14, 2020

This page is for ongoing updates on the status RARC events and activities impacted by COVID-19 and reference information on the situation. Please contact Urey, VE7URE for questions regarding content posted on this page.


Status of upcoming RARC events and activuties

DATE EVENT / ACTIVITY STATUS
Every Tues. at 1900h Weekly Net on repeater 147.140 MHz Ongoing as usual
Every Sat. morning 1030h to noon Saturday morning offee get-together at Lansdowne Centre food court Replaced by 'Saturday Coffee Net' on club repeater 147.140 MHz
Apr. 19 (Sun.) The Vancouver Sun Run Cancelled by organizers
Apr. 24-26 (Wknd.) Communications Academy (Seattle) Cancelled by organizers
Apr. 29 1900h (Wed.) Monthly meeting at Steveston Community Centre Substitute with discussions on club repeater 147.140 MHz
May 9 (Sat.) Richmond Public Works Open House Cancelled by organizer
May 18 (Sat.) C.C.M. Safety & Safe Living Fair No contact (presumed cancelled)
May 21-23 (Wknd.) Dayton Hamvention (Xenia, OH) Cancelled by Hamvention Comm.
May 27 (Wed.) Monthly meeting at Steveston Community Centre Substitute with meeting on club repeater 147.140 MHz
June 5-7 (Wknd.) SEA-PAC 2020 (Seaside, OR) Cancelled by Executive Committee
June 20 (Sat.) RARC Swap Meet
& Communications Display
Pending Provincial and Health advisories on public gatherings
June 24 (Sat.) Monthly meeting at Steveston Community Centre Substitute with meeting on club repeater 147.140 MHz
June 27-28 (Wknd.) ARRL Field Day (at VE7GOG) Pending ARRL decision
July 1 (Wed.) Steveston Salmon Festival
Canada Day Parade
Cancelled by Board of Steveston Community Society
July & August Activities to be decided Pending Provincial and Health advisories on public activities


Mar. 30, 2020 (Financial Times - daily reports)
Trajectories of new cases and death tolls around the world
Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads

Mar. 24, 2020 (forwarded by Richmond Emergency Programs)
BC COVID-19 Support App from BC Ministry of Health
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/coronavirus-covid-19-app-bc-1.5507424

Mar. 16, 2020 (from info posted by Allan, VE7WXZ in RARC Groups.io)
Daily Data on COVID-19 in Canada - GIS Hub data provided by Esri Canada

Canadian Outbreak At-A-Glance - Charting of cases by province
https://resources-covid19canada.hub.arcgis.com/

Outbreak Tracker - Case statistics Canada and provinces
https://resources-covid19canada.hub.arcgis.com/app/eb0ec6ffdb654e71ab3c758726c55b68

Interactive data on contamination and infections
https://resources-covid19canada.hub.arcgis.com/app/db473c0937fe4e3bba34fbe3bda0fde6


USEFUL REFERENCE INFORMATION ON COVID-19

April 3, 2020 - Surgical face masks could prevent transmission of viruses from symptomatic individuals (Nature Medicine article )
Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks

April 8, 2020 - How to properly use a mask (The New York Times)
How Not to Wear a Mask

Hand washing poster (BC Centre for Disease Control - BC Ministry of Health)
Coronavirus COVID-19 - Hand Hygiene

COVID-19 Planning and preparation info sheet (Public Health Agency of Canada bulletin)
COVID-19 - Be Prepared

Everything about COVID-19 in a 33-minute video (Los Angeles Tmes)
Science Behind The Coronavirus (and the Science of Soap)



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