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 and Public Works buildings are open but we ask that you only visit if your trip is essential. 
    • Is my trip essential?
      • Can my intent be managed by email or by phone?
      • Can I make payment online or through your financial institution?
      • Can I use the temporary drop box that is available at the front door? 
      • Could I drop my items off during non-office hours through the mail slot?
    • If your trip is essential and you are accessing City Hall please review the following: 
      • Maintain social distancing of 2 m (6 ft) and utilize the markers on the floor as a reference point.
      • One person at a time will be permitted service at the front counter. Please only enter if the traffic light is green. 
      • Please exit through our side office door located on the west side of the building. Staff will provide you direction once your interaction is complete. 
      • Hand sanitizer is available if you wish to utilize it before and after your interaction. 
      • Public washrooms are closed at this time. 
      • Please be patient with our new process
  • City playgrounds and basketball courts are open to the public but are not regularily sanitized. 
  • City Council meeting sand Public Hearings are following a regular schedule. In order to allow for social distancing meetings will be taking place at Centennial Hall, 3120 Pleasant Valley Rd. 
  • The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Hall remains closed to the public.​​​​​​​

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;
  • When in public, wear a mask where physical distancing is not an option;
  • 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.