COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: May 26, 2020

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May 15, 2020 Updates:

  • Guidance for Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan: WorkSafeBC released industry-specific guidelines and resources moving into Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan. Guidelines are available for the following sectors:
    • restaurants, cafes and pubs;
    • salons and personal services;
    • museums, art galleries and libraries, real estate;
    • education;
    • health services;
    • retail;
    • in-person counselling;
    • parks and outdoor spaces; and
    • office space.
  • Note that the Provincial Medical Health Officer issued an Order regarding COVID-19 Safety Plans that requires businesses to post a copy of their COVID-19 Safety Plan on their website, in addition to having it available at their worksite. Under this Order, businesses must provide a copy of their COVID-19 Safety Plan to a Health Officer or a WorkSafeBC Officer, on request.
  • For a list of resources to support the development of your COVID-19 Safety Plan please visit: https://creston.ca/2410/COVID-19-Business-Information
  • Public Washrooms Re-Opening - Friday May 15, 2020 the public washrooms located downtown will be open between 8 am and 8 pm. The public washrooms located in our Town parks will also be opened on Friday. All washrooms will be cleaned daily. We encourage you to continue to practice good hygiene by washing your hands frequently.

May 13, 2020 Updates: 


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COVID-19 Resources

Town of Creston | COVID-19 Response

A message from Councillor Comer about staying home with children 24/7 during COVID-19. (April 17)

A message from Mayor Ron Toyota regarding COVID-19 Communication and Resources (April 6)

A message from Councillor DeBoon regarding COVID-19 and getting outdoors (April 1)

A message from Mayor Toyota to all returning travelers (March 24)

A message from Councillor Wilson about adapting to social distancing. (April 21)

A message from Councillor Elford on supporting local business. (April 14)

A message from RCMP Staff Sergeant Ryan Currie on Creston Police Services. (April 3)

A message from CAO Michael Moore regarding Town COVID-19 response (March 27)

A message from Mayor Toyota about the Town’s COVID-19 Information Line (March 23)

The Town of Creston is working closely with the Provincial government, Interior Health Authority, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), and other partner agencies to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond appropriately.

The health and safety of our employees and community members is our first priority. We are following the Orders and recommendations from our Provincial Medical Health Officer. Our goal, along with our RDCK partners, is to ensure accurate and coordinated information is available as it relates to our community. 

The Town of Creston activated an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on March 14, 2020. Activating the EOC provides a mechanism to centralize planning and coordinate communications. 

Through activation of the EOC, the Town of Creston is:

  • preparing for possible impacts of the pandemic;
  • providing accurate information to our residents as it becomes available;
  • ensuring continuity of the Town’s essential services (sewer, water, street sweeping, etc.);
  • combating the spread of COVID-19 through regular disinfection in key areas of town, and temporary facility closures; and, 
  • working with our partners at the RDCK, through our shared emergency management program to further coordinate our efforts of keeping residents informed.