RDOS closes playgrounds and outdoor courts

RDOS closes playgrounds and outdoor courts

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The regional district reminds residents to prepare for other potential emergencies such as flooding and wildfires this year. (File photo)

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has implemented a set of preventative measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Effective immediately, all RDOS playgrounds and outdoor courts are closed indefinitely.

“Please practice physical distancing at all times,” said RDOS Chair Karla Kozakevich.

All RDOS facilities except landfills, are closed to the public. This includes satellite offices, recreation facilities and programs, and community halls.

Residents are asked not to attend area fire halls. For the health and safety of the public and staff, please conduct your enquiry or business by telephone or email.

Payments for regional district services will be accepted by cheque, or electronically by debit/credit where available. All applications for planning and building permits must be submitted at the front entrance of the RDOS office at 101 Martin Street in Penticton or sent via email. Payments can be dropped off in the after-hours drop box.

All RDOS public and group meetings, and consultations as well as commission meetings (APC, recreation, water) are cancelled indefinitely. RDOS board of director meetings will continue. All delegations and public hearings are suspended. Board meetings will be held electronically.

The Campbell Mountain, Oliver, Okanagan Falls and Keremeos landfills remain open during regular business hours. Customers are asked to bring a credit or debit card for payment. Cash will not be accepted.

For current and accurate information about the spread and risk of COVID-19, please visit the following links:

Interior Health: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/Pages/default.aspx
First Nations Health Authority: https://www.fnha.ca/
BC Centre for Disease Control: http://www.bccdc.ca/

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html

If you have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

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