Prince Rupert issues first Emergency Orders

John Crawford
03/25/2020

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The City of Prince Rupert has issued its first orders, after declaring a State of Emergency on Monday night.
 
The city says, effective immediately, foreign and domestic travellers, excluding essential service workers, must self isolate for 14 days.
 
It's also ordering grocery stores to limit the number of people entering the premises to 50 at a time -- and those entering the store will be provided with hand sanitizer.  
 
Entry and exit will be limited to one entrance.
 
Rations and limits on certain items may be imposed on the recommedations from local emergency personnel and health professionals.
 
The full list of requirements can be found on the City of Prince Rupert website (http://www.princerupert.ca/). 

More info below....

 

Local Emergency Orders Now In Effect

Following the declaration of a State of Local Emergency at the March 23rd Council Meeting, and consideration of recommendations from local health care providers, the Emergency Operations Centre is issuing the following orders effective March 24th, 2020.

Order # 1:

Pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the BC Emergency Program Act an ORDER THAT:

ALL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRAVELERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES WORKERS, MUST SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14-DAYS

Order # 2:

Pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the BC Emergency Program Act an ORDER THAT:

ALL GROCERIES STORES IN PRINCE RUPERT:

WILL LIMIT TO 50 PEOPLE AT ONE TIME.

PEOPLE WILL BE GREETED AT THE ENTRANCES AND WILL BE PROVIDED WITH HAND SANITIZER.

ENTRY AND EXIT WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE ENTRANCE.

ALL PATRONS AT THE CHECKOUT LINES WILL MAINTAIN TWO METERS (6 FEET) BETWEEN EACH PERSON.

ESTABLISHMENTS WILL CREATE MARKERS ON THE FLOOR WHERE CARTS/BUGGIES MAY BE PLACED IN ORDER TO ENSURE DISTANCE IS MET.

RATIONS AND LIMITS ON CERTAIN ITEMS MAY BE IMPOSED ON THE RECOMMEDATIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

These orders have been issued by the City of Prince Rupert due to immediate danger to life safety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With respect to other businesses operating in Prince Rupert, the City will follow current and future Provincial and Federal orders with respect to other business operations.

To keep up to date on what emergency measures are in place, sign up for our emergency notification system at https://princerupert.connectrocket.com/, call 311 between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, or go to www.princerupert.ca/covid19 for the most up to date City information.

The City will also be sending a notice containing information on emergency measures once there is additional clarity on all effective orders. Information on service levels, as well as resources for the community to access supports, directly to Prince Rupert households, distributed via local grocery stores, provided to local media, and posted to online channels like the City’s website and social media accounts.

As noted in prior communications, we are endeavouring to do our best to keep the community healthy and well-informed, and we are asking you to do your part to do the same. Please take immediate steps to reduce contact with those outside your home, and refer yourselves and others to official channels for information.

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