Creston, BC November 17, 2020: Creston, with rising COVID-19 cases throughout the province, the Provincial Health Officer is calling on BC residents to pause travel for recreational and non-essential purposes in all regions. This means avoiding travel in, around or outside of BC unless it is absolutely essential, postponing recreational and social travel. Travel for work or things like medical appointments is still okay. If you must travel for essential reasons, take the same health and safety precautions you do at home.
If you are feeling sick, stay home. No exceptions. If symptoms develop while travelling, self-isolate immediately and contact 8-1-1 for guidance and testing. To read the guidelines for BC Travel Visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/phase-3#bc-travel
COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plans: Yesterday, Dr. Bonnie Henry reminded British Columbians that “It is important to remember that businesses are required to ensure the health and safety of their employees and right now, that means a requirement to have COVID-19 safety plans in place to operate.” Please take the opportunity to review your COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plans.
For support visit: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/reviewing-updating-covid-19-safety-plans-guide-for-employers?lang=en
To view the Provincial Health Officer Order: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/class_order_employers_covid-19_safety_plans_covid-19_may_14_final.pdf
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.
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