COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

The safety and well-being of the Oliver community is very important to Council and staff.  Following the recommendations from the BC Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control and remaining vigilant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thank you to everyone for helping to protect themselves and their loved ones.

The Senior Management Team are working with emergency management organizations to implement local-to-regional measures to help protect our communities.  As we know, the status of COVID-19 is changing daily and we must adhere to the health authority’s recommendation for social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.

Town Hall doors are closed until May 30, 2020, but continues to remain operational following social distances guidelines.  Town staff are available by phone and email; contact us at 250 485 6200 or

For more information regarding the Corona Virus and other diseases, please call Healthlink BC at 8-1-1 or visit the HealthLink BC website.

Please also visit the Government of Canada website for information relating to the outbreak of the Corona Virus and details regarding how stop the spread of the virus.

1 888 COVID-19 (1-888-268-4319) has been launched to provide non-clinical information about COVID-19. This number is available seven days a week, 0730hrs to 2000hrs, in over 110 languages.  People can also text 604 630-0300 for non-clinical support.

People with medical concerns are directed to call 8-1-1.

BC Centre for Disease Control – FAQ

This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.

Click Here

COVID-19 BC Support App

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Resources – click here 

British Columbia’s COVID-19 Economic Resources – click here

Small Business Resources – click here

Self-Isolation Do and Don’ts – click here

How to Self-Monitor – click here

Self-Isolation when you have been Exposed  with No Symptoms – click here 

Information to Help us all Stay Healthy – click here

Unsheltered People: Protect Yourself and Others – click here

Harm Reduction and Overdose Response – click here

BC Centre on Substance Abuse – COVID-19 Guidelines – click here 

Food and Beverage Sector – click here

Full Message – March 31, 2020

Last week at the direction of the Province, all local governments were ordered to activate their emergency plans. In response, the Town of Oliver has opened its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at a Level 1. In addition, we are developing business continuity plans and advanced planning for other emergencies, such as freshet flooding and wildfires.

Full Message – March 26, 2020

The safety and well-being of our community, including our staff and Council members, is of utmost importance to Town of Oliver Council. The Town is mandated to take our direction from the the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Officer in remaining vigilant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please use trusted sources such as the BC Centre for Disease ControlIHA, the B.C. Ministry of Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a COVID-19 information telephone line at: 1-833-784-4397. 

Anyone exposed to, or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their primary care provider or call 8-1-1.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – webpage

First Nations Health Authority – webpage 

First Nations Health Authority FAQ – webpage 

BC Transit: – webpage 

COVID-19 Provincial Support and information – webpage

BC Centre for Disease Control – webpage

Ministry of Health Pandemic Preparedness – webpage

Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 – weblink 

World Health Organization COVID-19 – weblink 

Interior Health Authority – webpage

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