Revelstoke city announces more closures, mayor asks residents to look after one another

Revelstoke aquatic centre, city hall, RCMP station, fire station, museum to close or restrict public access; mayor encourages residents to look after each other.

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Revelstoke City Hall. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

Revelstoke mayor Gary Sulz encouraged residents to take care of themselves and their neighbours and announced more COVID-19-prevention service closures and restrictions in a Mar. 16 video address.

Sulz said the city will support provincial and federal efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus. He announced new precautions, including limiting public entry to fire department, public works and RCMP buildings. The fire and police departments have intercom devices that will allow residents to communicate with those inside.

The aquatic centre is closed as of 4 p.m. on March 16, but day camps will continue.

The city hall building is now closed to the public, Sulz said. “The city is now looking at ways to assist the development community using online services and will report on these services when implemented,” Sulz said.

The Revelstoke Museum & Archives is also now closed.

Revelstoke’s visitor info centre is now limited to telephone and online service.

Sulz said the city has emergency contingency plans for operating with reduced staff. He said the city has a comprehensive emergency plan in place.

“During this crisis, as your mayor, I encourage you to take care of yourselves, and reach out to your neighbours,” Sulz said. “As a community, support each other in protecting those most vulnerable, such as seniors or those already compromised by health conditions.”