Creston, BC November 6, 2020: Today, the Provincial Health Officer asked businesses to review their COVID-19 safety plans to ensure every step is being taken to reduce the spread of the virus. Dr. Bonnie Henry reminded employees and customers that they, “can also do [their] part and help businesses to stay open by staying away if [they] are feeling unwell, using a mask when indoors and not asking businesses or their employees to bend the rules.” To read more visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0059-001919 To support the review of COVID-19 Safety Plans, please visit: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/covid-19-returning-safe-operation
Mental Health and COVID-19: It is normal to experience stress, anxiety and apprehension in response to the uncertain environment the COVID-19 pandemic has created. These are normal reactions to an unprecedented event that continuously changes. While we focus on measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, it’s important to monitor and care for our mental health. It is okay to not be okay. For virtual mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/virtual-supports-covid-19.
Valley Community Services: Valley Community Services is offering emotional support to people in Creston and surrounding areas who need help during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is normal to feel stress, irritability and anxiety during times of uncertainty. If these feelings are affecting your ability to manage day to day, please don’t hesitate to contact Valley Community Services at 250 428-5547 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, a counsellor will return your call/respond to your email and all conversations are confidential.
BC Centre for Disease Control Text Test Notifications: The BCCDC has implemented a texting service for new cases of COVID-19. People in B.C. can now sign up to receive text notification of both positive or negative test results, in addition to test results being available through Health Gateway and other online portals. For more information, go to: www.bccdc.ca/results
Staying Informed: The Town of Creston has compiled a list of resources from the BC Centre of Disease Control, the Province of British Columbia, the Interior Health Authority and the Government of Canada to support easy access to reliable and relevant information. For more information please visit: https://creston.ca/2412/COVID-19-Trusted-External-Resources
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