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:
- Amended Order for Gatherings and Events: The Provincial Health Officer’s Orders on mass gatherings has been amended to limit the number of people in vacation accommodation. A maximum of five individuals may attend a social gathering or an event in a vacation accommodation, in addition to the occupants. To read the order: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-gatherings-events.pdf
July 24, 2020 Update:
- Amended Order for Food Service Establishments, Liquor Services and Events: the Provincial Health Officer’s Order to Food Service Establishments, Liquor Services and Events is being amended. All patrons must now be seated at a designated seat. There is no liquor self-service or dancing, and measures need to be in place to reduce lineups and gathering outside. Changes in the requirements of events have also been made to further reduce the potential for transmission. To read the Order: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-nightclubs-food-drink.pdf
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:
- Updated modeling on the epidemiology of COVID-19, outlining how the virus has affected people in BC. The modelling presented suggests that increasing numbers of new cases during the summer remain a possibility. It further suggests that every new case of COVID-19 in BC, infects at least one more person. To view the modeling: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Covid19-Modelling_Update.pdf
- Regional District of Central Kootenay Indoor Fitness Centre Re-Opening: On Monday July 27, 2020, the indoor fitness centre at the Creston and District Community Complex is set to re-open. For more information please visit: https://rdck.ca/EN/meta/news/news-archives/2020-news-archive/indoor-fitness-centres-to-re-open-in-castlegar-creston-and-nelson-pre-registration-is-required-.html
- 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.