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March 12, 2020

COVID-19

The health and well-being of our community and visitors is always our number one priority. The City of Revelstoke is in daily communications with Interior Health and Federal Agencies and is closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus, COVID-19. All levels of Government are working together to provide a coordinated approach and consistent messaging. The City of Revelstoke and Interior Health are prepared and have Emergency Plans in place in case of a pandemic. Please follow the Interior Health Website for information on what is happening in our area, additional resources and what to do if you think you may have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms.

Key facts about Coronavirus Disease

• The risk of COVID-19 transmission continues to remain low for residents of British Columbia.

• Anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their primary care provider or call 8-1-1.

• The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a COVID-19 telephone information line at: 1-833-784-4397.

We will provide updates at they are required – City of Revelstoke

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Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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Latest Update:

March 27, 2020 1:44 PM

For updates and general information about our services during the COVID-19 pandemic along with other resource materials and links, please refer to the link below:

COVID-19 Update

Prior Updates

March 23, 2020 3:40 PM

COVID-19 Information - Public Works Notice Re: Non-Flushables - To help keep our employees safe, we ask the community to be vigilant in refraining from flushing items down the toilet that could compromise the sewage system and unnecessarily put our front line staff in harms way with exposure to waste material. Items such as baby wipes are NOT to be flushed.

Metro Vancouver has a great campaign for municipalities, listing all non-flushables - visit here for more information: https://bit.ly/2vIm2kI

Thank you for your cooperation.

Non-Flushables Information
March 23, 2020 9:14 AM

Please use the YouTube Video link below to hear Mayor Sulz address to the Community.

Additionally, if you are unable to listen on your computer, the written document is located here: /DocumentCenter/View/6064/COVID-19-Mayors-Address-March-23-2020

YouTube Video
March 20, 2020 4:17 PM

As the situation with the COVID-19 virus continues to change, the City of Revelstoke is advising that in an effort to ensure everyone in our community remains safe and take social distancing measures seriously, the City will now close all City parks, including but not limited to: Kovach Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and Centennial Park.

These closures come in accordance to a March 16th Class Order from the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, which was issued to notify owners, occupiers and operators of places at which large numbers of people gather.

Dr. Henry, during her daily health briefing on Thursday, stated that social distancing is not optional. She stated: “I want to be very clear that everybody needs to take these actions now. This is what’s going to protect us for the next few weeks – it’s going to protect ourselves, it’s going to protect our families.”

Congregating in groups then heading home to see loved ones puts all of our community members at increased risk – our aging population and those with weakened immune systems deserve diligence from each of us.

Mayor Sulz stated: “How I behave affects your health, how you behave affects my health; we are all in this together. We ask that the community adheres to these closures and that the orders be taken seriously.”

All City parks and playgrounds will be closed effective: Dawn (7am) on Saturday March 21st, 2020.

March 16, 2020 - Class Order
March 20, 2020 11:53 AM

A Message from Public Works: As a precaution with the COVID-19 situation, please remember to bag ALL garbage in an effort to protect the safety of our employees. Garbage that is not properly bagged will not be picked up at this time. Thank you for your cooperation.

March 19, 2020 1:32 PM

It's important to remember during these difficult times that SeeClickFix is not an emergency response tool. City staff are currently limited to essential personnel and our normal capacity to respond to SeeClickFix is currently diminished as a result. By submitting requests now it creates a record of your concern and for issues that are of a general or long-term nature it will allow us to address your concern once we are back to normal operations.

In the event of an emergency always remember to dial 911.

March 18, 2020 5:58 PM

The City continues to work closely with the Province and Interior Health to ensure the health and safety of our community is protected. In addition to the required closures the City is announcing additional measures to do our part to help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of Thursday, March 19, 2020, the City will cease all non-essential services to ensure the health and safety of our staff.

Residents should understand that essential services such as Water, Sewer and Garbage will not be affected; staff performing these duties have been trained and instructed to follow universal, as well as extra safety precautions for their protection.

The City is working on procedures for Finance and Development Services to process applications and payments. Departments remain accessible via email and phone. Please visit www.revelstoke.ca for department contact information. Our communications team will continue to ensure residents and visitors are kept current as our situation changes.

“I am extremely pleased with our staff commitment and dedication during this time” Mayor Sulz commented. “I support the decision to cease non-essential services that will protect our employees and residents and help with flattening the curve”.

In support of the Provincial Health Authority, the City has activated a Level One Emergency Operations Center which allows the City to monitor the situation and begin pre-planning should future levels be required.

The City encourages all residents to follow guidelines established by Interior Health and to take care of yourselves and offer help to those more vulnerable.

March 17, 2020 12:55 PM

The RCMP is dedicated to providing quality policing services to the communities we serve across Canada. Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all Canadians. As Canada's national police service, the RCMP is taking steps to maintain its federal, provincial, and municipal policing duties during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and engaging with Government of Canada partners such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and Public Safety to ensure a coordinated response.
For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, including preventative measures, please visit Canada.ca/coronavirus.
As an emergency response agency, we have existing protocols and procedures that deal with these types of health situations. As police officers we routinely have to take precautions due to contacts with individuals and communicable diseases. Our members deal with exposure to bodily fluids and other hazards regularly, so our training and procedures have always focussed on reducing those risks (ie. we plan, prepare, prevent and protect).

We are continually assessing those processes and ensuring our response and continuity plans are updated and in place. Information is also available to frontline personnel around:
• what precautions should be taken when interacting with individuals at greater risk,
• measures to take should you come in contact with an individual suspected of being infected,
• when/where/how they should use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

We provide updates to our employees around general precautions, responsibilities and these are obtained from trusted information sources.

Furthermore, the Revelstoke RCMP has and will continue to:
- conduct staff briefings
- update and share internal communiques
- have employees complete the National Infectious Disease and Pandemic Preparedness on-line training
- ensure all personnel have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available and utilize it where appropriate
The RCMP has national and divisional emergency operations plans related to health emergencies, as well as business continuity plans. These plans will be activated if and when required. The RCMP is liaising with provincial and territorial health authorities, who are the primary service providers, and we will provide assistance as required.

March 17, 2020 10:53 AM

Due to the current climate with COVID-19 and as per new Provincial measures regarding public and work spaces, all public meetings are cancelled until April 1, 2020. Further updates will be provided after that time. Thank you for your understanding.

March 17, 2020 10:51 AM

Listen to Mayor Sulz as he provides residents and visitors an update regarding City precautions during COVID-19

YouTube Video