Creston, BC – October 20, 2020: Creston Residents, a reminder to continue your efforts to keep yourself, family, friends and neighbors healthy and safe while we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Golden Rules, which include: physical distancing, washing your hands, staying home if you are feeling ill, increasing cleanliness in your home and at work, sticking to a group of six, covering your cough, socializing safely and wearing a mask when you can’t maintain physical distance, can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
COVID-19 Testing for Children and Youth: Kids can now do a mouth-rinse and gargle test for COVID-19. It's a more comfortable way to get tested, and available to children with COVID-19-symptoms from kindergarten to grade 12.
Before the test, your child should:
- Practice the swish, gargle and spit technique with salty water at home
- Have a mask to wear to the collection centre
- Avoid eating, drinking, chewing gum, or brushing their teeth at least one hour before the test
For more information on COVID-19 testing for youth and children, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control's testing guidelines: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/children-youth
To book a test in Creston, please call Public Health at (250) 254-2055.
Canada/ US Border Closure Extended: The Canada US border closure to all non-essential travel will be extended until at least November 21, 2020. Tourists and cross-border visits remain prohibited, although trade and commerce are exempted as are certain family members and loved ones who can make a case on compassionate grounds to be allowed into Canada.