Creston, BC November 13, 2020: As we move into the weekend, it is important to pause and remember our COVID-19 layers of protection - washing our hands and physical distancing to wearing a non-medical or cloth face mask in all indoor public spaces. Yesterday, Dr. Bonnie Henry stated, “the data shows us that the virus is able to transmit far more easily in the colder weather when we are spending more time indoors, which means that many of the things that we were able to do safely this summer are no longer safe.” With this in mind, remember that it will take each and everyone of us, working together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the Creston Valley.
Face Coverings Mandatory at Town Hall: To support the health and safety of the Creston community, non-medical masks or cloth face coverings are now mandatory at Town Hall. Non-medical masks are available at the front door for public use. Please note that Town employees are also available by phone at (250) 428-2214 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to assist residents between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday if they prefer not to attend Town Hall in person.
Updated Epidemiology and Modeling Presentation: Yesterday, November 12, 2020, the Provincial Health Officer provided an update on the epidemiology of the COVID-19 virus, including an overview of COVID-19 Cases by Health Service Delivery Area and Local Health Area, as well as a school update. To review the presentation visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/COVID19_Monthly_Update_Nov_2020.pdf
Provincial State of Emergency: The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response. The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on Nov. 24, 2020. To read more visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0060-001930