The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve around the world. A lot has changed in a short amount of time and health authorities have called for dramatic actions to be taken to slow and contain the spread of the virus.
Council and administration’s top priority is the health and safety of its citizens and employees.
The District has been and continues to diligently monitor the potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation locally. The administration is in regular contact with the Interior Health Authority (IHA) and is following the direction of provincial and federal health authorities, tracking the issue and adjusting as necessary.
Health authorities have identified the following steps to help reduce the potential impact and spread of infection:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands;
- Practice social distancing, which means keeping 2 meters (6 ft) between yourself and others;
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Cough and sneeze into your sleeve, and not your hands;
- Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others; and
- Wipe surfaces and objects (e.g., phones, desktops, door handles, light switches) with disinfectant often.
The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly. For the most up-to-date information, please use the links provided to access the federal and provincial health agency websites.
Thank you for your interest in protecting your health, your family, and your neighbours. We are in this together.
Anyone who suspects they may have symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately call 8-1-1 for an assessment. If you would like more information on COVID-19 in B.C., you can call 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319). The Public Health Agency of Canada has also created a toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) to answer questions from Canadians about the virus.