‘We must stay the course’: Harrison mayor urges continued COVID-19 combat methods

Bylaw officers will enforce visitor ban, Facio says

As Harrison Hot Springs and the surrounding communities wait out the pandemic, village officials offered encouraging words.

In a release posted on Wednesday, April 1, Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio thanked villagers for their efforts in “flattening the curve,” stressing the importance of diligent following of the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer.

“Maintain physical distancing, stay at home when not feeling well, wash our hands, stay in touch with family and friends and be kind to one another,” the mayor wrote.

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“The next two weeks are crucial, according to Dr. Henry,” he continued. “We must stay the course to beat this diesase.”

The mayor said the village will have the local bylaw enforcement officer out in the coming day to enforce the village’s strong stance against visitors during the pandemic.

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“Everything we do now, we are doing so that we can bring our community back to full swing for businesses and visitors,” Facio stated. “We are looking forward to welcoming back all those who want to enjoy our beautiful surroundings.”

Facio highlighted the recently implemented 2-1-1 hotline. For those who need assistance – particularly senior citizens – who needs support, groceries or even someone to talk to, the line is available.

To learn more about the 2-1-1 and for more information on how you can help, visit them online at

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