‘Business as usual’ – District of Kent watching COVID-19 developments closely

Mayor Pranger urges those who feel unwell to stay home

Facilities run by the District of Kent are still operating business as usual amid the growing concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a statement released early Friday afternoon, District of Kent staff members said they are keeping a close, vigilant eye on provincial and federal regulations and public safety measures related to COVID-19.

“The safety and well-being of our employees, patrons and community members are our top priority,” said District Mayor Sylvia Pranger in a statement. “At the time of this notice, all municipal facilities, including the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre (CRCC) are operating business as usual.”

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Pranger noted that if anyone is feeling unwell, however, they are urged to stay home. If there are urgent business matters that need to be conducted with the district, there are alternatives to in-person contact. Questions, comments and concerns can be forwarded to the following:

Municipal Hall

Phone: 604-796-2335

Email: info@kentbc.ca

Mailing address: District of Kent, 7170 Cheam Avenue, PO Box 70, Agassiz, B.C., V0m1A0

Online forms: https://forms.kentbc.ca/Corporate-Services/Report-a-Concern

CRCC

Phone: 604-796-8891

Email: crccinfo@kentbc.ca

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To process any payments with the district, it’s best to contact them via phone for alternate payment methods.

District officials are staying the course laid out Fraser Health, B.C. Centre of Disease Control and the provincial governments and will continue to do so as the situation evolves.

Health experts recommend the following precautions be taken during the pandemic:

Frequently clean your hands by using soap, water and and alcohol-based hand rub

When coughing or sneezing, please cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or with a tissue. Throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands.

Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth

Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.

For more information about prevention, symptoms and updates about the virus, visit any of the following websites – the Government of Canada, HealthLink B.C., The B.C. Centre for Disease Control and Fraser Health.

To speak to someone directly concerning COVID-19 information, call 1-833-784-4397 or by dialing 8-1-1.

More to come.



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