Creston, BC – April 20, 2020: As we start another week, the Town of Creston continues to monitor the news, build situational awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic, and prepare for potential outcomes. It is clear that Creston Valley residents are doing their part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and we understand that it comes with personal sacrifice. Throughout this week, remember to treat each other and yourself with extra kindness, compassion and empathy. Day by day, if we continue to practice the Federal and Provincial COVID-19 regulations we may be able to further flatten the COVID-19 curve in our Province.
Valley Community Services Offering Emotional Support: It is normal to feel stress, irritability, and anxiety during this time. If these feelings are affecting your ability to manage day to day, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Valley Community Services (VCS) can be reached at 250 428-5547 between 9 am and 12 pm Monday to Thursday. Or call anytime and leave a message. One of VCS’s counsellors will return your call. All conversations will be kept confidential.
School District 8 Broadens Program Offering Onsite Education: SD8 has broadened its program offering on-site education for the children of essential services workers. The program has now been expanded to include children of firefighters, police officers, grocery store workers, truck drivers, and utilities workers from frontline medical and health care essential workers only. Parents interested in learning more should contact their school’s principal. Contact information is available at: https://www.sd8.bc.ca/sites/default/files/Contact%20List.pdf
Kearl Lake Order: With seven positive tests for COVID-19 traced to people in B.C. who have returned from the Kearl Lake oil sands project in northern Alberta, the B.C. government has issued an order of self-isolation for anyone who has returned to B.C. from that mine and processing plant. “Right now I am ordering anybody who has been in the Kearl Lake project since March 15 and has returned to British Columbia that they must self-isolate for 14 days after their return,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry today (April 20, 2020). “For many people, this will mean that their return was over 14 days ago. If they had symptoms during that time, or if they continue to have symptoms, we want you to connect with 8-1-1.”