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Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events.
Interior Health Mobile Immunization Clinic in Osoyoos - June 16 and 17
Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinic will make a stop in Osoyoos on June 16 and 17 for anyone who has not yet received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
No advance appointments are necessary for this clinic. People who live or work in the Osoyoos area will be able to walk-up, register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics are a partnership with the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), and are travelling through the Interior region, making stops in over 40 communities along the way.
Location: Gyro Osoyoos Park, 15 Park Place
Time: Wednesday June 16 and Thursday June 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Who: People in the Osoyoos area who are born in 2009 or earlier, and who have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Restrictions on Travel Between Regions of the Province
On April 23, 2021 the Province established travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. by Ministerial Order No. M172. The restrictions are in place until May 25 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Stay local and stay in your community. Do not travel for non-essential reasons.
For more information please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current#restrictions
If you have already received your vaccine or are registered to get your vaccine soon – thank you.
If you haven’t yet registered, please register today through one of the following options:
1. Online: Go to https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/
2. By phone: Call 1-833-838-2323, seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT). Translators are available.
When you register, you will receive a confirmation number right away. Very soon afterward, you will be notified by text, email or phone call to book your vaccine appointment.
2020 11 20 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 21 - State of Emergency-PHO-Masks
Posted November 20 @ 4:30pm
Interior Health Contact Information
For non-medical questions or concerns about COVID-19, a provincial phone service has been established for British Columbians. They are open 7 days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm and can be reached at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or by text at 604-630-0300.
Posted November 13 @ 9:30am
COVID-19 Immunization Campaign Q&A
Posted March 12, 2021
Interior Health COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Posted January 4, 2021
Interior Health issues COVID-19 alert
Posted November 10, 2020
2020 10 30 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 20 - State of Emergency-PHO-Social Interaction
Posted October 30 @ 4:00pm
Message from Mayor (Updated March 4, 2021)
The Province of BC continues to be subject to a Provincial State of Emergency. The State of Emergency was originally declared on March 18, 2020 and has again been extended until at least March 16, 2021 making it the longest state of emergency in the Province’s history.
The declaration and its continuation is a coordinated effort by the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Ministers of Health and Public Safety and Solicitor General, and Premier Horgan and allows health and emergency officials to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More information regarding the Provincial State of Emergency and COVID-19 Information and Resources can be found here: Provincial State of Emergency: COVID-19 Information & Resources
Rules around international travel and border crossings and travel within Canada are complex and changing as the Federal / Provincial response to the pandemic unfolds. Persons contemplating travel outside of, or within, Canada should check the rules before doing so. Information regarding travel restrictions can be found at the aforementioned website and here: COVID-19: Travel, quarantine and borders
Thank you all for your continued efforts to keep Osoyoos a safe place to live and work. The steps you take- washing your hands often, staying a 2 meter distance from others, wearing masks, staying home when you are sick, staying within your bubble and not hosting visitors or events and postponing travel has proven to make an important difference in helping to keep all of us safe.
During the next few months we will be doing whatever we can to assist Interior Health with distributing a COVID vaccine in Osoyoos to enable our citizens to get immunized as soon as possible. We will also help distribute information regarding vaccination when the plan has been developed and Interior Health has announced it to keep you apprised of further information on when you can expect to be vaccinated and ensure that no citizen who wants to be vaccinated is missed.
Further information regarding COVID-19 can be found below following this message.
Thank you all for continuing to show kindness to one another during this challenging time, and for supporting our local businesses. I see many of you wearing the Destination Osoyoos button which says “Kindness is Contagious”. I know we can all use some of that now.
Mayor Sue McKortoff
The Town of Osoyoos is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues as they relate to Town facilities, programs, services and events. This includes following the direction of Interior Health, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control or the Government of Canada.
While the COVID-19 situation is changing daily around the world, we are mindful that our community is concerned about the potential impact of the further spread of the coronavirus and we are acting accordingly to do what we can to support public safety.
Please click on the link below to view current/previous Bulletins posted.
- IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER or USE THESE FACILITIES.
- If you make an appointment you will be asked to fill out a “Visitor Screening Form” before entering the premises.
- Please practice social/physical distancing at these locations/facilities.
- Town Hall is only permitting one person at a time into the facility.
|Town Hall||250.495.6515||9AM-1PM Monday-Friday (Excluding Statutory Holidays)|
|Sonora Community Centreemail@example.com|
|Sunbowl Arena||250.495.6562||Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information.|
|Goodman Park Washroomfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Osoyoos Regional Library||250.860.4033||Please refer to their website.|
|Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfillemail@example.com|
|Outdoor Pickleball Courtsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parks & Trails (unless identified below)||email@example.com|
|Play Structure at Kinsmen Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Play Structure at Lions Parkemail@example.com|
|West Bench Complexfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Town Offices Remain CLOSED to the PUBLIC
Below is a list of Town Offices that are currently closed to the public. You may be able to conduct some business in person by appointment only. You can still contact the facilities by phone or email as follows:
|Planning & Development Servicesemail@example.com||By Appointment Only|
|Bylaw Enforcementfirstname.lastname@example.org||By Appointment Only|
|Fire Hallemail@example.com||By Appointment Only|
|Operations (Public Works)||firstname.lastname@example.org||By Appointment Only|
|RCMP Office||250.495.7236||Emergency Call 9-1-1|
At this time Town staff continue to work during regular scheduled office hours to bring services to the community and to perform necessary maintenance. Essential services are being maintained.
|Boat (Paid) Trailer Parking Lot||250.495.6515||Closed for the season|
|Splash Park||250.495.6562||Closed for the season|
|Pioneer Walkway Washroom||250.495.6213||Closed for the season|
|All Public Washrooms (unless identified above)||250.495.6213||Closed for the season|
|Sunrise Marina||250.495.6562||Closed for the season|
Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.
A variety of payment methods are available:
- Drop off payment slot at Town Office (8707 Main Street)
- Telephone/Internet Banking/etransfer Post Dated Cheques
- Bill payment with your local Financial Institution
- NEW Credit Card Payments
*If making your payment through Telephone or Internet banking your account number is the folio/roll number located at the top right of your tax notice. Enter with no spaces and no decimals, i.e. 55600987000.
For more information and updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and translated information, please consult the following resources:
Interior Health Website
First Nations Health Authority
Government of Canada Website
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Website
Service Canada Ready to Help Youth
Service Canada Ready to Help Seniors
Service Canada Ready to Help Businesses
On behalf of Town Council and Staff we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.
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