RDKB Emergency Operations

RDKB response to COVID-19

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Trail, BC March 13, 2020
3:00 p.m PT

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is acutely aware of the potential for impacts from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in BC and into our region. We understand that the pandemic is of great concern to all residents right now, and that you need to know where to find accurate, current information about the quickly changing situation.

As your local government responsible for regional services and for emergency management, the RDKB is in regular contact with the Interior Health Authority and Emergency Management BC about the status of the virus and recommendations about how to respond. We are also following all updates and recommendations from BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

The RDKB is responding to this global pandemic by following the directions from the BC Provincial Health Officer made on March 12, 2020: the RDKB is cancelling gatherings of more than 250 people, and we have asked that our staff and directors follow provincial recommendations. Those include to refrain from non-essential travel outside of Canada, including to the United States, and if they choose to travel to stay away from work and school for 14 days upon their return.

The RDKB will continue to gather and share information from lead agencies with our Board of Directors, staff and with the public through links on this COVID-19 page. This site is also accessible through our regular website rdkb.com.

There are currently no changes to RDKB operations and services such as front counter service in Trail and Grand Forks, or recreational programming at any of our facilities. Information about changes to schedules will be available at rdkb.com.

The most important thing we can each do right now as we each learn about the spread of this virus and how to best respond, is to take care of our own health and the health of those we care about. To that end, we ask all RDKB residents to follow the recommendations of the BC Provincial Health Officer and the Interior Health Authority.

Sincerely, Diane Langman, Chair, Board of Directors and
Mark Andison, Chief Administrative Officer


BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) - http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

Interior Health Authority - https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/CommunicableDiseaseControl/Pages/Breaking-News-and-Info.aspx