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Posted on: February 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - February 25, 2021

Creston, BC February 25 2021: Creston residents, a reminder that the BC Recovery Benefit, a one-time, tax free payment of up to $1000 for eligible families is open for application until June 30, 2021. For more information please visit: 

BC Centre for Disease Control Weekly Update on COVID-19 Case Counts:   From February 14 to February 20, 2021 there were no cases new of COVID-19 in the Creston Local Health Area. It is important to continue to take all the necessary COVID-19 safety measures to ensure our Town remains healthy and safe. To view the map visit: 


Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit:  The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19 or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.  If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 for a 1 week period.  For more information please visit:


COVID-19 Travel, Quarantine and Borders: During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is strongly advised that Canadians cancel or postpone non-essential travel plans outside of Canada.  Those who travel face new public health measures and expenses when they return to Canada. For comprehensive information on travelling, including requirements for travellers flying or driving to Canada please visit: 


Media Contact: 

Kirsten Dunbar

EOC Information Officer

250 428-2214 (231)


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