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Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 30, 2020

Creston, BC – June 30, 2020:  Town of Creston Council and staff wish you a happy and safe July 1.Thank you for your continued support and dedication to keeping the Province’s COVID-19 curve flat and our community safe.

Restrictions in Long Term Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Easing -  Residents of long-term care facilities will now be able to have one designated visitor. New public health guidelines will help keep residents, staff, and their loved ones safe. These include:
Only one person is allowed per visit

  • Visits must be booked in advance
  • All visitors are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Visitors cannot enter if sick, in self-isolation or in quarantine
  • Visitors must wash hands before, during, and after visits
  • Visitors must stay 2m away from others
  • Designated visiting areas will be provided
  • Visits with clients who have mobility challenges will be assessed individually
  • During an active outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility, visits will not be permitted.
  • Please check with the individual long-term care facilities for specific details.
  • Learn more: http://www.bccdc.ca/…/clinical-…/covid-19-care/clinical-care

Federal Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) – Last week the Prime Minister announced the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which will support post-secondary students and recent graduates as they volunteer to serve in their communities’ COVID-19 response and gain valuable experience at the same time. The CSSG will provide these volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number of hours they serve. To find not-for-profit organizations looking for help during the pandemic, post-secondary students and recent graduates can use the new I Want to Help platform, which also launched last week. For more information visit: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/06/25/prime-minister-announces-support-students-serving-their-communities

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