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Posted on: July 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - July 24, 2020

Creston, BC – July 24, 2020:  With the number of COVID-19 positive cases trending upwards in British Columbia, Town of Creston Council and staff remind you to continue to follow the COVID-19 recommendations from the Provincial Medical Health Officer. Please ensure that you are keeping group sizes small and meeting with people you know. Remember to avoid crowds, practice physical distancing and above all else please stay home if you have any cold of flu symptoms.

Amended Order for Food Service Establishments, Liquor Services and Events: Recognizing the risks within bars and nightclubs and the recent links to exposure in these locations, the Provincial Health Officer’s Order to Food Service Establishments, Liquor Services and Events is being amended. All patrons must now be seated at a designated seat. There is no liquor self-service or dancing, and measures need to be in place to reduce lineups and gathering outside. Changes in the requirements of events have also been made to further reduce the potential for transmission.

Provincial State of Emergency Extended: The Provincial state of emergency has been extended to the end of the day on August 4, 2020. The state of emergency allows the Province to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the COVID-19 pandemic response. The state of emergency will be in effect for 14 days, but may be extended or rescinded as necessary.

The Big Spend: On July 25, 2020, join the Canada-wide Big Spend campaign, aimed to inspire hope for local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Make an intentional purchase at a local business of your choice and support the business owners as they begin economic recovery. For more information visit

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