BC emergency order extended to February 2

Creston Mayor Ron Toyota

The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency through to the end of the day on February 2, 2021, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

From January 10 to 16, 2021 there were no cases of COVID-19 in the Creston Local Health Area. While our numbers are low, communities surrounding Creston are still experiencing cases of COVID-19. It is important to continue to take all the necessary safety measures to ensure our Town remains healthy and safe.

“Creston residents, we hope you are enjoying the blue skies and sunny weather, even if it’s crisp out there,” Mayor Ron Toyota said. “A reminder that the current Public Health Order on Gatherings and Events in British Columbia is in effect until midnight, February 5. We need to continue our efforts to reduce social interactions, non-essential travel, keep wearing our masks in indoor public spaces, washing our hands and staying home if we feel ill. Thank you for all you are doing to keep the Creston Valley healthy and safe.”