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UPDATES on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan | Visitor Screening Form | PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide

Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events.

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

Latest Bulletins

2021 03 30 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 24

2021 03 15 It’s time to get immunized

  • Interior Health is now making appointments for eligible seniors and Aboriginal peoples in our region to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • During this phase of the B.C. Immunization Plan, seniors 80+ and Aboriginal peoples 65+ and Elders are eligible.
  • For specific information and clinic details, please visit: Interior Health’s Vaccine Information site.
  • When you are eligible, call 1-877-740-7747, between the hours of 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. PST/PDT, seven days per week.

2021 03 04 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 23

2020 12 17 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 22

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

TOWN COMMUNICATION

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 HealthBritish 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.

2020 07 06 Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan

Please click on the link below to view current/previous Bulletins posted.
https://osoyoos.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/94866 

OPEN Facilities

  • 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 Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
Sunbowl Arena 250.495.6562 Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information.
Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca
Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca
Dog Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 Please refer to their website.
Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfill 250.495.6515 landfill@osoyoos.ca
Outdoor Pickleball Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
Parks & Trails (unless identified below) 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
Play Structure at Kinsmen Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
Play Structure at Lions Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
Skateboard Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
West Bench Complex 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca

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 Services 250.495.6191 plan@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only
Bylaw Enforcement 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only
Fire Hall 250.495.4631 fire@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only
Operations (Public Works) 250.495.4613 pubworks@osoyoos.ca 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.

CLOSED Facilities

Desert Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca
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.

Payments

A variety of payment methods are available:

  • Mail
  • 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

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*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.

MORE INFORMATION

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
Self-Assessment Tool
Service Canada Ready to Help Youth
Service Canada Ready to Help Seniors
Service Canada Ready to Help Businesses

Still have questions? Visit these sites for trusted information and contact:
HealthLinkBC / 811 if you have symptoms
Call 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319) if you would like more information

On behalf of Town Council and Staff we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.

Town of Osoyoos
250.495.6515
info@osoyoos.ca
Osoyoos EOC
250.495.4635
eoc@osoyoos.ca
Event date: 
Friday, 30 October, 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
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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