Last Updated: September 18, 2020
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September 18, 2020 Update:
- The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day, September 29, 2020.
- School Exposures: If there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in a school, Public Health contacts affected school community members directly. Additionally, Interior Health posts school notifications on their website, providing the date and type of notification (outbreak, cluster or exposure) for impacted schools. To view Interior Health’s School Exposure Website, please visit: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/school-exposures/
September 8, 2020 Update:
- Provincial Health Officer Order on Bars, Nightclubs and Banquet Halls amended: All nightclubs and stand-alone banquet halls are ordered closed until further notice. Liquor sales in all bars, pubs and restaurants must cease at 10 pm and they must close at 11 pm unless providing a full meal service, in which case they may stay open but may not serve liquor until 11 am the following day. Music or other background sounds, such as from televisions in bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants, must be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation so that patrons do not have to shout. For more information on the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
September 1, 2020 Update:
- The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day, September 15, 2020.
August 18, 2020 Update:
- The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day, September 1, 2020.
August 14, 2020 Update:
- Orientation Week, Return to School: To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into the classroom this September, a gradual restart will take place the week of September 8-11, allowing extra orientation time for students and staff. Students will be welcomed back to class on September 10, assigned to their class and their learning group, and given time to familiarize themselves with the new health and safety measures in place. To learn more about orientation week please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0054-001506
- Canada-US Border remains closed until September 21, 2020: Canada and US officials have agreed to keep the border between Canada and the United States closed to non-essential travel for another month until September 21, 2020.
August 4, 2020 Update:
- The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day on August 18, 2020.
- Town Hall Re-Open Policy - Town of Creston Policy and Procedures for Re-Opening Town Hall (COVID-19).
- Town of Creston Resources Mailout - Resource information for Creston residents
- Public Facilities - Information regarding facility closures and modified service levels at local public facilities operated by the Town of Creston and/or the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
- Business Information - Information and resources for businesses in the Creston Valley.
- Community Resources - Listing of Creston specific resources for grocery shopping, prescriptions, senior support, children’s support and related information.
- Stop the Spread - How you can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Travel Information - Information regarding international travel.
- Trusted External Resources - Province of British Columbia, BC Centre for Disease Control, Interior Health Authority, and other trusted information sources.
- Protecting Your Home - Information on best practices to protect your family at home.
- Mental Health Resources - Information and support for mental health.
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.