The District of 100 Mile House is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in British Columbia. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. We are focusing on maintaining essential services that our citizens rely upon.
The District of 100 Mile House continues to work with internal and external partners, including our local health authority, Interior Health, on a proactive approach to deal with COVID-19.
Effective August 21, 2021, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces.
The District Office is open, we do encourage you to call or email if possible.
The Office number is (250)395-2434 and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Marten Exeter Hall, and the Valley Room are currently closed.
For further information about the Provincial Health Orders, please visit the BC Government website.
• Delivering essential services without interruption. There has currently been minimal impact to municipal services and the District will continue to take a proactive approach following and observing protocols put in place to ensure essential services continue to be provided to the public without interruption. Our focus at the moment is to ensure that the District maintains delivery of essential services, including water delivery, sewage and garbage disposal, fire/rescue services – the basics.
• The District of 100 Mile House is standing by to support Health Canada, BC Ministry of Health, and Interior Health Authority if support is needed. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, make any appropriate adjustments as recommended, and ensure that the appropriate notifications are given to the public.
If you think you have come in contact with Covid-19 or are showing symptoms, do not go to your healthcare provider; instead call 8-1-1 for advice.
• Following the Provincial Health Officer’s lead. We are ensuring the decisions we make about local government operations and the workplace align with the direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) to address the outbreak here in B.C. As this direction changes, we will adapt our approach. Because things can change quickly, we might not always be able to provide the answers you want right away. But we’ll do our best to provide as much certainty as we can.
• Requiring employees to stay home if they’re sick. In cases of COVID-19 related absences, we are not requiring employees to provide a doctor’s certificate to access sick pay.
• Encouraging working from home. We want to maximize the benefits of social distancing by making available working from home opportunities. So, where it is operationally feasible, the District is encouraging and supporting working from home, as long as employees want to do so.
• Increasing workplace cleaning. We are working with our janitorial firm to enhance cleaning measures and ensure easy access to hygiene resources in all workplaces.
• Promoting social distancing. The District will implement social distancing options in face-to-face service delivery environments where practical, to support the health of residents, clients and employees.
• Municipal facilities access. The District has suspended activities and/or reduced public access to the Marten Exeter/Valley Room complex until further notice.
Stay safe and remain vigilant about handwashing, self-isolation, and doing your part to minimize the transmission of Covid-19. Let’s be compassionate to each other, check in on our neighbors, and remember it’s a challenging time, but we will get through it together.
For Immediate Release | August 20, 2021
New health measures introduced for all Interior Health region
IH-WIDE – Interior Health (IH) is introducing new public health orders covering the entire Interior Health region to manage COVID-19 activity. Effective at midnight tonight: • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for people 12 years and older. • Low-intensity indoor group exercise is permitted to a maximum 10 people per class. Highintensity indoor group exercise is not permitted. • Outdoor group exercise is permitted up to 50 people per class. Effective Monday, Aug. 23 at 8 a.m.: • Gatherings in vacation rentals are limited to five guests or one additional household. • Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household. • Outdoor personal gatherings (e.g. birthday parties, backyard BBQs, block parties) are limited to no more than 50 people. • Organized indoor gatherings (e.g. weddings, funerals, seated events) are limited to 50 people, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people, both requiring a COVID-19 safety plan. The previous orders for central Okanagan food and liquor establishments remain in place. These measures will remain in place until the end of September and Interior Health experiences lower cases and higher vaccination rates. “While we are beginning to see cases in the central Okanagan slowly plateau, we are seeing more cases in other areas of Interior Health,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown. “We are calling on all young adults to get your vaccine, especially those who work in jobs where you interact with the public. It is the most effective way to protect yourself and to reduce transmission in the community.” Most people are being exposed at social gatherings, work places or in private households. The delta variant is leading to faster transmission and more severe outcomes for younger people. Immunization remains the most effective prevention against COVID-19. “The vast majority of our cases are in people who are unimmunized or partially immunized and in adults between 20-40 years old. For those who haven’t yet gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please get it now. Getting immunized will help keep our hospital beds open for treating people with other illnesses and needing surgery,” said Interior Health medical health officer, Dr. Rob Parker. The interval between first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses has decreased to 28 days for everyone. People can get vaccinated by dropping into any IH immunization clinic or by booking an appointment. Pop-up clinics are being added in communities throughout the region. All clinic locations and details area available here: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/covid-19-immunization-clinics/, Page 2 www.interiorhealth.ca Testing continues to be available to anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. People can book an appointment online here or call 1.877.740.7747 between 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. How to get vaccinated People can get their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by dropping in to any IH immunization clinic or by making an appointment. To make an appointment, register online by visiting the provincial website at: www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/, call 1-833-838-2323, or visit a Service BC office listed here, and then book an appointment. For a list of all Interior Health COVID-19 immunization clinics and other resources visit: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/covid-19-vaccines/ To learn about B.C.’s Restart Plan and COVID-19 Immunization Plan, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid
The BC Centre for Disease Control provides information and data on the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Canada Mental Health is available with many programs to assist in times of need.
The Federal Government has provided many benefit programs for businesses and individuals. Information for these programs can be found at the following links:
Canada's Covid-19 Economic Response Plan
Managing your business during COVID-19: Financial support, loans and access to credit
The British Columbia Provincial Government support programs can be found on their website.
Community Futures British Columbia has gathered a collection of business related resources and supports.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone 12+ who lives or works in BC.
Vax for B.C. is a province-wide event to get everyone vaccinated, no appointment required: Local drop in clinic:
100 Mile House South Cariboo Public Health Centre Drop-in clinic Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am to 3 pm
You can also book an appointment through the website or phone number below.
📞 1-833-838-2323 | translators are available
👤 In-person at a Service BC office
It's easy and safe. Spread the word and help your friends and family complete their registration, book an appointment and get the vaccine.
For more information on registering, visit the Province of BC page.
The BC Government's COVID-19 Immunization Plan is designed to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. The information is updated frequently and is subject to change based on vaccine availability and the latest COVID-19 data.
Please visit The BC Government COVID-19 Immunization plan page for up to date information.
By order of the PHO, proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.
The requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and covers:
- Indoor ticketed concerts, theatre, dance, symphony and sporting events
- Indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants, pubs and bars
- Nightclubs and casinos
- Movie theatres
- Gyms, pools and recreation facilities
- Does not include youth recreational sport
- Indoor high intensity group exercise
- Indoor organized gatherings like weddings, parties, conferences, meetings and workshops
- Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery and art
- Does not include K to 12 school and before and after school programs
- Post-secondary on-campus student housing
Events, businesses and services will ask to see your proof of vaccination and valid government ID.
The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022, subject to extension.