October 27, 2020 – Yesterday, Dr. Bonnie Henry issued an order limiting gatherings in private homes. The Provincial Health Officer stated, “A new provincial health officer order will be put in place today limiting gatherings in private homes to no more than your immediate household, plus six others. This is a province-wide order that applies to all homes for all occasions.”
“In addition to this new order and in light of the increased risks with respiratory season, the expectation is that people will wear masks in all indoor public spaces. As part of this, businesses are asked to review their COVID-19 safety plans with this in mind. If you are in a high-traffic area or among many people outside of your household while at work, a mask will help to protect you and those around you.”
With daily COVID-19 cases increasing in British Columbia, it is vital that Creston Residents stay vigilant and continue to practice the provincial and federal health guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our community. Remember to wash your hands, maintain physical distance between yourself and others, stay home if you are unwell, and follow the Provincial Health Officer's Orders to flatten the curve.
A reminder that non-medical information about COVID-19 is available 7:30 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week by contacting 1-888-COVID19. If you have any medical questions please contact HealthLink BC at 811 or your Health Care Provider.