City of Armstrong COVID-19 preparedness and response

City of Armstrong

On behalf of Mayor, Council and City of Armstrong (City) staff, we want to take an opportunity to provide you with an update on the impacts of COVID-19 on the City.

First off, thank you to everyone for the support, communication and cooperation in this rapidly changing and challenging situation. The City has confidence that all levels of government are acting quickly, tactfully and effectively, in decision-making.

The City is reliant on information and guidance coming forward from both the Federal and Provincial Governments and is participating in daily public health update calls. These calls provide the Interior Health office the opportunity to provide up-to-date information on recent developments and directions for emergency operations and response.

The City is taking both a short-term and long-term approach to managing our response. Our number one priority and commitment is the health and safety of Mayor, Council, staff and citizens within our community.

We want to assure our residents that the City will continue to provide essential services such as water, sewer, and road services. Further, emergency response, including fire and road rescue, will continue to be provided.

City Hall continues to remain open to the public, however we request that where possible, interactions and communications occur via email, mail, telephone, or fax.

• Written submissions may be dropped through the mail slot at the front door.

• Email submissions are accepted at info@cityofarmstrong.bc.ca.

• Telephone communications may be directed to 250-546-3023.

• Fax submissions may be sent to 250-546-3710.

At this time, all Parks and Recreation facilities are closed until further notice. We are aware of other community services that are closed to the public such as the Armstrong Library branch, Visitor Centre, Chamber of Commerce and Museum and Art Gallery. We encourage residents to check websites for up to date information on closures.

Should you have concerns or questions about public health and safety please visit the following resources:

• BC Centre for Disease Control

• Health Canada

• And both the Federal and Provincial websites.

We will continue to keep you informed as much as possible and ask you to continue to take appropriate steps to protect yourselves, your friends and family, and your community.

Warren Smith

Manager of Community Services