Creston, BC – May 7, 2020: The Town of Creston will be following the guidance outlined in BC’s Restart Plan to support British Columbia’s transition to a “new normal.” The Town will implement this transition gradually and thoughtfully, prioritizing the health and safety of our community members. Returning to that “new normal” will mean different things for different people; and, just as before, being kind and understanding to each other will be integral to our success as a community. As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Creston will continue to provide community relevant updates and notifications related to COVID-19 on creston.ca, our Facebook page and COVID-19 Information line (250 428 8658).
Province Launches Renewal Plan For Surgeries- Beginning this month, the Province will launch an extensive surgical renewal plan that will include calling patients, adding new capacity, and hiring and training staff. For more information please visit https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0026-000830.
Principles for our “New Normal”: Though there is a return to a “new normal” is in sight, there are eight principles that underpin BC’s Restart Plan. The Town of Creston strongly encourages residents to apply these principles in the weeks and months ahead.
- Staying informed, being prepared and following public health advice;
- Practicing good hygiene – hand hygiene, avoid touching your face and respiratory etiquette;
- Staying at home and away from others if you are felling ill – with no exceptions – whether for school, work or socializing;
- Maintaining physical distancing outside the household, e.g, no handshakes or hugs, keeping your number of contacts low and keeping a safe distance;
- Making necessary contacts safer with appropriate controls, e.g., using plexiglass barriers or redesigning spaces;
- Increasing cleaning of frequently touched surfaces at home and work;
- Considering the use of non-medical masks in situations where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as on transit or while shopping; and,
- Continuing to minimize non-essential personal travel.