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NEWS RELEASE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

For Immediate Release
March 13, 2020

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Town of Osoyoos COVID-19 Webpage

Interior Health is the lead agency responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Town of Osoyoos would support Interior Health on the request of the Province if and when necessary.  Should the threat of the virus become apparent in Osoyoos, we will work with local and provincial health officials on a strategic plan to respond to any outbreak within the Town.  Currently Interior Health has identified the region as a low risk.  If changes occur public messaging can be found through the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
The Town is reviewing its business continuity planning and messaging to staff.
More information can be found on the Interior Health, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control or the Government of Canada websites.  These websites have information regarding preparedness for the COVID-19 virus, as well as information on current travel restrictions that may be in place by the Government of Canada and return to Canada after travelling.
Helpful tips to prevent the spread of the virus are:

  • Wash your hands!  At least 20 seconds or longer using soap.  In absence of soap use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.  

To quote Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, “Wash your hands like you’ve been chopping jalapenos and you need to change your contacts.”

  • Stay home when ill.
  • Avoiding shaking hands, kissing or hugging as greetings.  Instead use a friendly wave or smile to greet someone.
  • Practice proper hygiene and coughing and sneezing etiquette (cough and sneeze into your elbow) and dispose properly of tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as toys and door handles.
  • Discourage sharing food or drinks.
  • Increase social distance between others (ideally to 2 metres) at public events.
  • Encourage ill people or those with high-risk medical conditions not to attend gatherings.

If you feel ill and fear you might have COVID-19, contact your health care provider via telephone or call the BC Health Hotline at
8-1-1 for more information on what to do.
Helpful Links
Interior Health Website
Government of Canada Website
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Website

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Friday, 13 March, 2020
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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400


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