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Posted on: December 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update - December 11, 2020

Creston, BC December 12, 2020: As we come up to another weekend, let’s remember to take it slow, stay local and find virtual ways to be connected to friends and family outside of our household. The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for many. If you are experiencing anxiety, low moods, depression or having any difficulty coping with the impacts of COVID-19 please don’t be afraid to reach out for support. Below are some resources available to you:  

  • Valley Community Services – offering emotional support to people in the Creston Valley to those experiencing difficulty due to the impacts of COVID-19 (http://www.valley.services/covid---19-information.html)
  • Wellness Together Canada – providing free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained mental health professionals (https://ca.portal.gs/
  • Here 2 Talk – available to all students currently registered in BC post-secondary institution providing free access to confidential counselling (https://here2talk.ca/home

 For more resources visit: https://creston.ca/2415/COVID-19-Mental-Health 

Updated BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Data: As of yesterday, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) website has new information posted regarding COVID-19 data by Local Health Area. From November 29 - Dec. 5 there was 1 COVID-19 case in Creston, with a total of 14 positive COVID-19 cases in Creston from January 2020 to the end of November 2020. 

The BCCDC data page - http://www.bccdc.ca/hea.../diseases-conditions/covid-19/data now includes the following:

  • The new Local Health Area (LHA) map will be updated on a weekly basis. The first update was yesterday; going forward it will be updated every Wednesday.
  • A downloadable file of aggregate case data by Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA) will be updated daily on the BCCDC website.
  • The new HSDA-level data as well as health authority data have also been added to the BCCDC Comparisons App, allowing users to make custom visualizations and download them.
  • The BCCDC is also going to start posting the seven-day rolling average on their dashboard. This average gives a better picture of the general trends instead of big peaks and valleys that can occur when cases are added to the public health databases Interior Health maintains.

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