Creston, BC, March 25, 2020: Creston, thank you for all you are doing to follow the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All your efforts are deeply appreciated and it’s inspiring to see how the community has been working together. Please note the following messages and reminders from the Town of Creston on March 25, 2020:
- COVID-19 in our Community: As directed by the Province, Interior Health Authority does not disclose the specific location of confirmed COVID-19 cases at the community level. Regional case counts are released daily by the Provincial Medical Health Officer (Dr. Bonnie Henry) and updated on the BC Centre for Disease Control website (www.bccdc.ca). The Town of Creston does not receive information regarding COVID-19 cases at the community level.
- What does a Provincial State of Emergency Mean? On March 18, 2020, the Province declared a state of emergency. Declaring a provincial state of emergency supports a provincial response to COVID-19 and ensures that federal, provincial and local resources align in a joint, coordinated way to help protect British Columbians. This includes keeping supply chains safe, so people have access to essential goods and services. It also means making sure critical infrastructure is readily available to support provincial and community responses to COVID-19.
- Practice Preventative Measures: Social distancing, self-isolation and proper hygiene are the best tools we have to reduce the spread of infection. If you believe you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please call 811 (BC Health-Link) or your primary care physician. Remember that symptoms may not present themselves for up to 14 days so it is essential to follow the guidance provided by our medical professionals.