COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: August 6, 2020

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August 4, 2020: 

  • The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day on August 18, 2020.

July 28, 2020 Update: 

July 24, 2020 Update: 

July 22, 2020 Update: 

  • The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day on August 4, 2020.

July 21, 2020 Updates:



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.