COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve around the world. Council and Administration’s top priority is the health and safety of our citizens, visitors and employees. In the North Okanagan, the Interior Health Authority (IHA) is the lead agency in response to the community impact of COVID-19. The City continues to take its direction from the Province of B.C. and Government of Canada.

Where can I find up-to-date COVID-19 information?

What is the City doing?

The City of Armstrong has taken several actions to help slow and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the North Okanagan.

  • City Hall, Public Works, and the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Hall are not open to the public.
  • City playgrounds and basketball courts are closed.
  • City Council meetings and Public Hearings have been cancelled until April 14, 2020.
  • Members of the public are asked to call or email, instead of visiting a City facility
  • Increased disinfecting and cleaning measures are in place in all City facilities

Chamber of Commerce and Business Continuity

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is launching a delivery service to support local business owners and residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. The delivery service begins Tuesday, March 31 and will be focused on essentials – food (groceries/meals), pharmacy, children’s items and pet care. Full details available here. 

What can I do? 

We all have a role to play in containing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the impact on our healthcare system. Several orders have been announced by the Prime Minister and the Provincial Health Officer. In addition to following these orders, health authorities say there are several things we can do individually to help protect ourselves, our families and our community.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands;
  • Practice physical distancing, which means to keep 2 meters (6 ft) between yourself and others;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve, and not your hands;
  • Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others; and
  • Wipe surfaces and objects (e.g., phones, desk tops, door handles, light switches) with disinfectant often.