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Posted on: February 4, 2021

COVID-19 Update - February 4, 2021

Creston, BC February 4, 2021: Creston Residents, thank you for all your efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  All of your individual actions have helped the Creston Valley to stay safe and healthy during this time. 

Enhanced Safety Measures for K-12 Schools:  Today the Province announced enhanced safety measures to strengthen health and safety plans in K-12 schools.  All middle and secondary students and K-12 staff will now be required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including when they are with their learning groups.  The only exceptions are when: 

  • Sitting or standing at their seat or workstation in a classroom
  • There is barrier in place; or
  • They are eating or drinking.  

To read more visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021EDUC0011-000201 

Launch Online Grant Program: The new Launch Online Grant program is designed to help over 1,500 eligible small-medium sized B.C. businesses adapt to changes in consumer behaviour and pivot to market their products online. Grant recipients can use the funding for a variety of online-related expenses, including pictures, creating an online inventory system, advertising costs, subscription costs of an e-commerce platform and training staff to manage the website.  To learn more visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021JERI0009-000194 To apply visit: www.launchonline.ca.

State of Emergency Extended: The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency through to the end of the day on February 16, 2021. For more information read: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0008-000190 

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