Emergency Operations Centre - Level 2 - Tuesday March 17, 2020


PRESS RELEASE #1

FRIDAY, MARCH 20th, 2018 – 1500 HOURS

LEVEL 2 EOC ACTIVATED

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a Level #2 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The EOC will continue until public health regarding COVID-19 has ceased and public health is no longer a concern. This is a precautionary measure put in place to address situations should they arise in support of Township residents, the public, and to support the effects that this pandemic has had on the community.

 

Updates will be provided on the Township’s website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca. This activation is to ensure the Township of Spallumcheen is adapting to the COVID-19 directives by the Provincial Medical Health Officer.  Council and staff would like to advise our residents, businesses and stakeholders that at this time we are “Remotely open for Business”.  Staff will do their best to address your needs and we encourage you at this time to contact us remotely via phone (250-546-3013), or email (mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca).  Only Special Council meetings will be held at this time, which will be posted on the Township’s website under “News”.  The Township will do our best to ensure our residents receive up to date information.

 

Please keep in mind that any changes to our office protocols could come very rapidly and would be based on provincial and federal requirements.  We appreciate your support in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and for respecting the two-metre social distancing protocols required by the Provincial Medical Health Officer. 

 

Township Council want to assure the public and our community partners that the Township is closely monitoring events and will continue to keep stakeholders informed through the Township website.

 

All departments are providing essential services at this time and will address all other requests as time permits. More information can be found on our website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca.

 

HEALTH TIPS

 

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 to keep 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, desk tops, door handles, light switches) with disinfectant often.

AGENCY LINKS:

 

 

*Anyone who suspects they may have symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately call:  8-1-1 for an assessment.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has created a toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) to answer questions from Canadians about COVID-19.

 

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT

Cindy Graves, Corporate Officer 

Phone: 250-546-3013

Email: cindy.graves@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

For more information visit the Township’s website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca or call 250-546-3013.

Friday, 20 March 2020