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Posted on: May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 6, 2020

Creston, BC – May 6, 2020:  Today, Premier John Horgan announced BC’s Restart Plan, which outlines four phases towards a “new normal.”  The Province is currently in Phase 1, “Essential Services Operating.” Phase 2, which will begin in mid-May, includes:

  • small social gatherings;
  • a resumption of elective surgeries and regulated health services like physiotherapy, dentistry, chiropractors and in-person counselling;
  • provincial parks open for day use;
  • opening more non-essential businesses in keeping with safe operations plans;
  • recalling the provincial legislature for regular sittings.

Phase 3 is anticipated to start between June and September 2020 and will include opening up of additional businesses and services if transmission rates remain low or in decline. Phase 4 will only be achieved when the threat of COVID-19 has been significantly diminished through widespread vaccination, broad successful treatments, evidence of community immunity, or the equivalent.

Sectors that were ordered closed will be asked to work with WorkSafeBC to develop plans to reopen. WorkSafeBC is developing industry-specific guidance to help employers bring workers and customers back safely. Any business restarting operations must ensure it is in compliance with the provincial health officer’s orders and in accordance with occupational health and safety guidance provided by WorkSafeBC.

The Town of Creston Council and Staff encourage all Creston residents to continue their strong personal hygiene habits -  including hand washing, physical distancing and staying at home if you are sick. These actions have helped to flatten the curve of COVID-19, and will support B.C.’s Restart Plan through each of the phases.

For more information and to read the full news release please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0026-000826

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