The Comox Valley local governments which include Comox Valley Regional District, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland are advising residents masks will be encouraged in all facilities to help limit COVID-19 transmission. The addition of masks is to supplement already implemented controls within the facilities and provide an additional layer of protection.
“Residents will be encouraged to wear a mask in our facilities as an extra layer of protection,” explains EOC spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “Every measure we put in place to protect our community helps to minimize COVID-19 transmission. We appreciate everyone’s respect and cooperation as we move into the coming weeks and months.”
Masks will be encouraged within all open local government facilities including recreation centres.
Masks will not be required to be worn while participating in physical activities on the ice, in the fitness centre, in the pool or during physical activity. Masks are encouraged to be worn while entering and exiting all centres and in areas such as hallways and common areas.
To learn more about what specific facilities are doing please visit your local government website:
- CVRD: 250-334-6000 | www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/covid19
- City of Courtenay: 250-334-4441 |www.courtenay.ca/covid19
- Town of Comox: 250-339-2202 | www.comox.ca/covid19
- Village of Cumberland: 250-336-2291 | www.cumberland.ca
Residents are encouraged to please follow the CVRD social media channels @comoxvalleyrd on Facebook and Twitter, as well as visiting the CVRD website www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/covid19 to remain up to date on accurate information. All Comox Valley local governments are centralizing regional COVID-19 information through these channels.
The Emergency Operations Centre is standing by to support the lead agencies, Ministry of Health and Island Health, if requested at the federal and provincial level. The Emergency Operations team with representatives from the CVRD, City of Courtenay, K'ómoks First Nation, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, and other external agencies and organizations are working together to collaborate on response measures and best practices for the region.
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EOC Spokesperson for COVID-19 CVRD Board Chair, and Cumberland Councilor