As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, playgrounds and outdoor courts operated by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen are now closed indefinitely. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen closes playgrounds, outdoor courts

Measure taken in order to slow spread of COVID-19 pandemic

Playgrounds and outdoor courts operated by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen are now closed to the public in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The notice, issued on March 24, is effective immediately and the closures will last indefinitely.

Similar measures have been put in place in School District 67 and member municipalities including Penticton, Summerland and Keremeos.

Karla Kozakevich, chair of the regional district, urges people to practice physical distancing at all times.

READ ALSO: Summerland closes playgrounds

READ ALSO: Keremeos playgrounds closed to prevent spread of COVID-19

All RDOS facilities except landfills are closed to the public. This includes satellite offices, recreation facilities and programs, and community halls.

Residents are asked not to attend area fire halls. For the health and safety of the public and staff, people are asked to conduct their enquiry or business by telephone or email.

Payments for Regional District services will be accepted by cheque, or electronically by debit or credit where available. All applications for planning and building permits must be submitted at the front entrance of the RDOS office, 101 Martin St., Penticton or sent via email.

Payments can be dropped off in the after-hours drop box.

All RDOS public and group meetings, and consultations as well as commission meetings are also cancelled indefinitely.

The regional district board meetings will continue, but delegations and public hearings are suspended. Board meetings will be held electronically.

The Campbell Mountain, Oliver, Okanagan Falls and Keremeos landfills remain open during regular business hours. Customers are asked to bring a credit or debit card for payment. Cash will not be accepted.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

CoronavirusOkanagan-Similkameen Regional District

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Central Okanagan fire departments only responding to serious medical calls

The new directive from Dr. Bonnie Henry does not change the public safety response of firefighters

West Kelowna business produces plexiglass barriers with a cause

Mouldings and More is donating barrier proceeds to local food banks

West Kelowna council meetings move online

The councillors will attend virtually to limit in-person contact

Kelowna gamer donates proceeds to Central Okanagan Food Bank

Dylan St. Onge will donate all his April proceeds to help those affected by COVID-19

Kelowna’s The Wild! to host live stream concert April 4

The Kelowna staple will be playing songs off their new album Listen to Still Believe In Rock and Roll

VIDEO: ‘Used gloves and masks go in the garbage,’ says irked B.C. mayor

Health officials have said single-use gloves won’t do much to curb the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19: postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

53 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., four new deaths

B.C. has 498 active confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus

Organizers hoping to hold Summerland Fall Fair

COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes to agricultural celebration

Bighorn sheep wander through the Okanagan

Local wildlife sighting refreshing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Weather dumps belated April Fool’s joke on Okanagan

Snow surprised many Friday, April 3

Don’t stop going to the doctor, just do it virtually: B.C. association

Doctors encourage patients to access telephone, online visits

Most Read