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Message from Castlegar Mayor & Council regarding COVID-19 in our community

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
December 5th, 2020

Hello to everyone in, and around, our community,

We have just been made aware there are active cases of COVID-19 in Castlegar. We feel a responsibility to share this message and encourage the community to take immediate action to keep case numbers low.

Right now we need to ramp up, and double our efforts, to avoid outbreaks like other communities have experienced.

We need to work together. We need to protect each other and our loved ones. We need to keep schools and businesses open so our community can continue to thrive. We need to keep our healthcare professionals safe and ensure the system does not get overloaded.

COVID-19 could hit anyone in our community and it can have devastating impacts.

We know the last nine months have been extremely difficult and we sincerely appreciate the sacrifices everyone has made to keep the community safe. We’re asking you to continue those efforts and be more vigilant than ever.

Please follow all provincial health orders and guidance, including:

§  Keep to your bubble and avoid social gatherings.

§  Stay home when you are sick and get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

§  Practise physical distancing.

§  Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.

§  Wash your hands often.

§  Avoid non-essential travel.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and book a COVID-19 test book online or call 1-877-740-7747 or visit Interior Health’s testing information page for testing centre locations and hours.

For emergencies, call 911. If you are unsure of your symptoms, you can take the COVID-19 online assessment or call 811 to speak to HealthLinkBC for health information or advice.

Please stay safe and healthy so everyone can have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Respectfully,

Mayor Bruno Tassone and Councillors Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff, Cherryl MacLeod, Maria McFaddin, Bergen Price, Dan Rye & Florio Vassilakakis

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