Creston, BC – August 14, 2020: Over the weekend, Town of Creston Council and staff encourage you to enjoy the summer sunshine responsibly. Find activities to engage in with members of your bubble, keep up strict hygiene practices, and stay home if you are feeling unwell.
Orientation Week, Return to School: To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into the classroom this September, a gradual restart will take place the week of September 8-11, allowing extra orientation time for students and staff. Students will be welcomed back to class on September 10, assigned to their class and their learning group, and given time to familiarize themselves with the new health and safety measures in place. To learn more about orientation week please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0054-001506
COVID-19 Provincial Technical Briefing: On Thursday August 13, 2020, the Provincial Medical Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry presented updated modeling on the epidemiology of COVID-19, outlining how the virus has affected people in BC. Earlier this week, the Province announced that they are hiring approximately 500 additional health care professionals to increase contact tracing around British Columbia to keep communities safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Bonnie Henry’s presentation notes that the strong contact tracing in BC has provided a buffer against renewed growth of cases, and that the completeness and rapidity of contact tracing will be more important for controlling transmission, in combination with self-isolation by sick individuals and strict hygiene practices. To review the briefing please visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/modelling-projections
Canada-US Border remains closed until September 21, 2020: Canada and US officials have agreed to keep the border between Canada and the United States closed to non-essential travel for another month, “We are extending the reciprocal restrictions at the Canada-US border for another 30 days, till Sept. 21, 2020” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair stated. For more information on travel in British Columbia please visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/prevention-risks/travel?fbclid=IwAR2z4Nk5f8kH-0VD3LQ4Zqbec6B57OcOEREwi3YIj-NGR5Ptps8Jg9U0wH4