The Town of Oliver today announced several new initiatives with regards to COVID-19, including new public toilets, bilingual signage and bylaw enforcement. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm/File)

COVID-19: Public toilets, increased signage and bylaw enforcement announced by Town of Oliver

Bylaw will be patrolling parks, providing education for the month of May

The Town of Oliver today announced several new initiatives with regards to COVID-19, including new public toilets, bilingual signage and bylaw enforcement.

Public toilets with hand washing stations for domestic farm workers and the vulnerable population will be installed at the Town-owned lot on Main Street, Visitor Information Centre and the empty lot on Station Street, adjacent to the Food Bank.

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In addition, bilingual signage will be installed in parks, ballfields, beaches, hike & bike etc. that speaks to social distancing and where to call if one is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Bylaw enforcement, or park ambassadors, will be hired for the month of May to patrol parks providing education on social distancing, not to gather in groups and disinfecting surfaces. They will work seven days a week on seven hour shifts.

The Town thanked Emergency Managment BC (EMBC) for funding provided to them which made the above projects possible.

EMBC is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management and business continuity activities.

Under the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management and business continuity activities.

The Town explained that EMBC is currently working with local governments, First Nations, federal departments, industry, non-government organizations and volunteers to provide provincial support and information, in order to ensure the province is best positioned to effectively respond to COVID-19 pandemic.

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