Nelson's Mayor Asks Residents to Help with COVID-19 Response

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The City of Nelson will recover.

Mayor John Dooley made the statement while speaking with EZ Rock News about the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Dooley said he's been in talks with Interior Health since his recent trip, even though he arrived a week before testing was required for returning travellers.

“I got a hold of the testing centre, and talked to them and didn’t show any of the symptoms to necessitate testing and it’s important I stay on top of my health and wellness, and encourage the community to do the same,” said Dooley.  

Nelson City Hall closed early Thursday afternoon after the mayor made a visit to the Our Daily Bread Food Bank.

Dooley made a personal plea for donations to the outlet which has had to serve breakfast and lunch outside minimize the risk to its clients.

“They’ve got some real challenges here feeding the most vulnerable people in our community,” said Dooley who asked residents to help those less fortunate while keeping themselves safe from infection.

“We just want people to be safe, take extra precautions and if you can help out without compromising yourself, please do so,” said Nelson’s civic leader.

Nelson's Emergency Operations Centre, like other municipalities, continues to work with provincial officials to coordinate responses to the constantly changing provincial and local health landscape.

He added social distancing at City Hall continues as well as increased sanitation.

Meanwhile, Fruitvale Village Hall is now closed.