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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Destination Osoyoos continues to monitor the situation closely to ensure the most up-to-date information is available and recommended practices and protocols are followed.

The information below is precautionary and for information sharing purposes. It does not indicate any additional risk in our community. For additional resources, please visit hellobc.com.


Explore BC…Locally

While adventures in British Columbia beckon, it’s not the time to travel outside your community.

If you’re a BC resident, stay close to home and follow the latest health recommendations. If you’re from outside the province, we invite you to dream now and explore BC later.

For tourism industry updates about COVID-19, please visit Destination BC’s corporate website, here.


Local Business Resources

If you are a business in Osoyoos and area, there are a number of resources available. Download these COVID-19 business resources from the Town of Osoyoos Planning and Development Services and small business resources from the Government of British Columbia.


What to do in suspected cases of COVID-19

If you have symptoms and may have been exposed to COVID-19, call your local primary care provider or 8-1-1 to arrange for safe testing. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call 7-1-1.

Accommodations

Hotels are currently listed as an essential service in the province of British Columbia. If you need accommodations, please book directly through the property. Click here to view all accommodation options.

Watermark Beach Resort is currently offering Safe Space accommodations which feature designated rooms for essential workers traveling to Osoyoos and individuals required to self-isolate. Learn more.


Agricultural Sector

Agriculture is an extremely important sector in British Columbia and the Government of BC has declared agriculture, fishing, food processing and businesses that support the food supply chain as essential services. Click here to read the Ministry of Agriculture’s Response to COVID-19 and download the BC Agriculture Procedures for COVID-19 resource document from the Ministry of Agriculture.



What you Need to Know:

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provinces, territories, and international partners, including the World Health Organization, to actively monitor the situation. The current assessment indicates that the overall risk to Canadians remains low. Public health risk is being continually reassessed as new information becomes available.

Canada’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak takes a whole-of-government approach, based on plans and guidance related to pandemic preparedness. For an overview on the national response to the virus outbreak, including national updates, travel advice and links to official sources of information, visit PHAC’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Canada’s response page.

For detailed information about Canada’s response, including the measures already taken to respond to the outbreak, new investments to limit the spread of the virus and prepare for its potential impacts, and more, on the Government of Canada takes action on COVID-19 page.

For any questions, call the Health Canada COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397, or email: phac.info.aspc@canada.ca


The World Health Organization (WHO)

For the latest global updates on COVID-19, visit the World Health Organization’s worldwide outbreak update here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have issued a joint statement on international cooperation as key to the containment of COVID-19. Read it here.


Planning and Prevention Measures

To protect people in BC against the COVID-19 and mitigate the impact of this illness on communities, the BC government and the provincial health officer have developed the British Columbia Pandemic Provincial Co-ordination Plan to respond to the evolving outbreak. Phase 1 of the plan is underway, addressing identification and containment. As new COVID-19 materials are produced, they will be published on the BC government’s Pandemic Preparedness page.

To protect yourself and do your part in containment of the virus, follow the same advice for cold and flu season: wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, avoid others who are unwell, and stay home when you are sick. Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC)’s website here for more detailed preventative measures.

To ensure our industry can effectively contribute to the containment of COVID-19, cooperation is key. Businesses can do their part in preventing potential transmission by referring to WHO’s Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19 here.


Osoyoos Business Updates

In an effort to encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19, our local businesses in Osoyoos are taking preventative measures in order to  help protect our community and provide a safe environment for visitors, and residences alike. Please see below for temporary business closures, special hours, or services being offered during this time.

The Osoyoos Visitor Centre reopened as of June 1st, 2020 with new safety measures in place.

Please email us at visit@destinationosoyoos.com, phone 250-495-5070, or message us on google for virtual visitor inquiries and click here for more information on visitor centre hours and to find our updated reopening plan.

And as always, visitors can reach out to us on social media for questions at @osoyoosbc on instagram and twitter, and DestinationOsoyoos on Facebook.

Osoyoos Business and Services*:

*Please note that this information changes frequently, and we recommend contacting specific businesses to confirm hours of operation or services offered.

TOWN OF OSOYOOS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
• Town of Osoyoos walkways and beaches: OPEN
Skateboard Park: OPEN
Osoyoos Dog Park: OPEN
Kinsmen Park Playground: CLOSED
Lions Park Playground: CLOSED
Pickleball Courts: CLOSED
Sunbowl Arena: CLOSED
Sonora Community Centre: CLOSED
Osoyoos Library: CLOSED
Osoyoos Firehall: CLOSED
Desert Park: CLOSED
Public tennis courts: CLOSED
Osoyoos Town Office: CLOSED | Osoyoos Town Office can be reached at: 250.495.6515 | info@osoyoos.ca | www.osoyoos.ca
Planning and Development Services: CLOSED | Planning and Development Services can be reached at: 250.495.6191 | plan@osoyoos.ca
• Osoyoos Visitor Centre: OPEN MONDAY – FRIDAY 9-4
Osoyoos Seniors Centre: CLOSED
Oliver Seniors Centre: CLOSED
Osoyoos Elks bingo: CLOSED
Osoyoos Elks cribbage: CLOSED
Osoyoos Child Care Centre: CLOSED
Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre: CLOSED
Osoyoos Legion: OPEN

PUBLIC WASHROOMS

• Marina Washroom: Open Daily 7:00am – 7:00pm
• Goodman Park Washroom: Open Daily – 7:00am – 7:00pm
• Pioneer Walkway Washroom: Open Daily – 24 Hours

GROCERIES, FOOD SERVICES AND RESTAURANTS
AG FOODS: OPEN WITH FIRST HOUR OPEN TO SENIORS AND THOSE IN NEED
BUY LOW FOODS: OPEN WITH FIRST HOUR OPEN TO SENIORS AND THOSE IN NEED
The Owl pub: OPEN
The Owl Liquor Store: OPEN
The Sage Pub: OPEN
Sage Liquor store: OPEN
McDonalds: DRIVE-THRU ONLY
A&W: DRIVE-THRU ONLY
Tim Hortons: DRIVE-THRU ONLY
Lake Village Bakery: OPEN WED – SAT 11AM-1PM
Black Sage Butcher: PREORDER PICK UP ONLY
Oliver Eats: OPEN WITH LIMITED SEATING AND HOME DELIVERY OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Miradoro Restaurant: OPEN 11:30 AM – 9PM
Kozo Cafe: OPEN MON-FRI LUNCH 11:30AM-2:30PM AND DINNER 4:30PM-6PM
Campo Marina: OPENING MAY 28TH
• Diamond Steak and Seafood House: OPENING JUNE 3RD
Dairy Queen Osoyoos: DRIVE THROUGH OR TAKE OUT ONLY
JoJos Café: OPEN FOR TAKEOUT ONLY MONDAY – SATURDAY
Pizza Factory: TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY ONLY
Rattlesnake Lounge: OPEN
• 
McKia’s Restaurant:CLOSED
Smitty’s Osoyoos: OPENING MAY 29TH
Golden Chopsticks: CLOSED
The Restaurant at Watermark: OPEN FOR TAKEOUT
Boston Pizza: OPEN WITH FREE DELIVERY OR 15% OFF CONTACTLESS CURBSIDE PICKUP
Kismet: OPEN FOR TAKEOUT FROM 12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM DAILY
Terrafina: FRESH SHEET AVAILABLE FOR DINNER DELIVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Sugar Quail Bakery: OPEN BUT ONLY 1 PERSON ALLOWED IN AT A TIME
Indian Flame: OPEN DAILY 4-8 PM FOR TAKE-OUT AND DELIVERY
The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry @ Spirit Ridge Resort: OPEN
• 7-11 Food Services: OPEN FOR PICK-UP ORDERS, CALL 250-495-4228
Bits and Bites Cafe: CLOSED
Convivia Bistro Cuisine: CLOSED
Subway: OPEN
 O’Delights Asian Fusion Restaurant: OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT AND DELIVERY
Roberto’s Gelato: OPEN
Junction 3 Coffee House: OPEN
Sofia Mexican Food: OPEN
Wander Home Café: OPEN
Firehall Bistro: OPEN
Cock and Bull Cappuccino Bar – Oliver: OPEN

 

FRUIT STANDS
Osoyoos Fruit Basket: OPEN DAILY 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM 
Kailey Fruit Market: CLOSED
• C&C FAMILY ORCHARDS: OPEN EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 1-4PM

 

RETAIL AND SHOPPING
• Osoyoos Thrift Store: CLOSED
Osoyoos Flea market: CLOSED
Home Hardware: OPEN (MAX 15 PEOPLE IN STORE)
Shoppers Drug Mart: OPEN – FIRST HOUR (8AM – 9AM) FOR SENIORS AND THOSE IN NEED ONLY
Sandhu Greenhouses: OPEN
Polka Dot Door Floral Design Boutique: OPEN AND OFFERING NO-CONTACT DELIVERY
The Source Osoyoos: OPEN TUES-SAT 11AM-6PM AND 1 PERSON IN STORE AT ANY TIM
• Fields Osoyoos: REDUCED HOURS TUES-SAT 10AM-5PM AND CLOSED SUNDAY/MONDAY
• Red Apple Osoyoos: OPEN MON-SAT 10-5 AND SUNDAY 11-5 MAX 10 PEOPLE IN HE STORE AT ONE TIME
• Lady Chadderton’s: OPEN THURS-SAT 10-4
• Wander Home: OPEN
• Elvis Fine Jewelry: OPEN TUESDAY-SATURDAY
• Cheeks Wear: OPEN

 

LODGING
Hotels, motels, and resorts have been listed as an essential service by the Province of British Columbia. Please visit our accommodations page and contact properties directly to book.

Island View Campground: NO NEW ARRIVALS
Nk’Mip Campground: OPEN
La Maison Osoyoos Larose: CLOSED UNTIL JUNE
Brookvale Holiday Resort: OPEN FOR MULTI-NIGHT STAYS
Cabana Beach Campground: NO NEW ARRIVALS OR RESERVATIONS
Watermark Beach Resort: OFFERING SPECIAL RATES FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
sẁiẁs Provincial Park (Haynes Point): CAMPGROUND CLOSED, TRAIL & DAY USE AREAS OPEN
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre: CLOSED
Desert Model Railroad:CLOSED
The Art Gallery Osoyoos: CLOSED
Frank Venables Theatre: EVENTS FOR APRIL & MAY ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Oliver Movie Theatre: THEATRE CLOSED, CONCESSION STAND OPEN WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 4PM-8PM
Kobau Lanes: CLOSED
Wine Tours Gone South: CLOSED
OK Wine shuttle: CLOSED
• 
Osoyoos Golf Club: OPEN
• 
Sonora Dunes Golf Club: OPEN
• 
Coyotes Sports Simulation: CLOSED
• 
Double O Bikes: OPEN TUES-SAT 9AM-4PM MAX 2 PEOPLE ALLOWED IN STORE. NO BIKE RENTALS
• Wakepilot: OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
• ATB watersports: OPEN BY RESERVATION
• Osoyoos Desert Centre: CLOSED

FITNESS, SPA AND WELLNESS SERVICES:
Advanced Fitness Club: OPEN
Vengeance Fitness: OPEN
Levia Wellness Spa: OPEN JUNE 2ND
Sunshine Valley Chiropractic: OPEN
Lakeside Laser Lounge: CLOSED
Dance Oasis Studio: CLOSED – OFFERING ONLINE CLASSES
Mindful+ Yoga Studio: CLOSED – OFFERING ONLINE CLASSES
South Okanagan Massage Therapy: OPEN
Osoyoos Nail Studio: OPEN
Solterra Desert Spa: OPEN JUNE 4TH
Studio 23: OPEN JUNE 1ST
Saffron Hair Design: OPEN
Salon 85: OPEN JUNE 1ST
 Beyond Beauty: CLOSED
The Good Life: CLOSED
Luna Del Sol: CLOSED
Rhone Beauty: CLOSED
Dirty Hairy’s Barber: OPEN

OTHER SERVICES:
Art Therapy Corp: CLOSED
Kitty’s Dog Walking Services: RESTRICTED SERVICES AVAILABLE
Shell Station: PAY AT PUMP AND WINDOW SERVICE AVAILABLE. CONVENIENCE STORE OPEN – MAXIMUM 2 PEOPLE ALLOWED
Osoyoos Travel: CLOSED
Osoyoos Credit Union: OPEN 10AM – 2PM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY WITH LIMITED TELLERS

WINERIES
All wineries are open for wine purchases. Many of our wineries are currently offering discounted or complimentary shipping, limited contact pick-up, or local delivery. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

Please contact the wineries directly to confirm as this information changes regularly:

ADEGA ON 45TH: 10-5pm Tuesday/Thursday/Friday (Order by phone only)
BLACK HILLS: 11-5pm daily
BARTIER BROS: Open for retail sales 12-4pm Friday – Sunday
BORDERTOWN: 11-4pm daily 6 person max at a time
BURROWING OWL: 10-4pm Monday to Friday
CC JENTSCH: 11-5pm Monday to Friday Pick up only through online and phone orders
CULMINA (by appointment): open Friday- Sunday 1 party/ 6 person max at a time
DESERT HILLS ESTATE WINERY: Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 5:30
FAIRVIEW CELLARS: by appointment only
GEHRINGER BROS: Order by phone or email
HESTER CREEK: 10-4pm daily
HIDDEN CHAPEL: 11-5pm Friday to Monday
INNISKILLIN OKANAGAN: 10-5pm daily
INTERSECTION:  Open for sales 12-4pm daily
JACKSON-TRIGGS: 11-4pm daily
LAKESIDE CELLARS: 11-5pm Thursday to Monday for appointment only and sales
MAVERICK: 1-5 pm Saturday to Sunday
MOON CURSER: Offering orders by phone or email Monday-Friday 10-5pm for pick-up at winery
NK’MIP CELLARS: Offering pick up outside of winery entrance, orders must be made by phone or email 10-5pm daily
OLIVER TWIST ESTATE WINERY: 10-5:30, Tuesday to Saturday for curbside pick-up and sales. Online store is open with free shipping.
PLATINUM BENCH BAKERY: Open
QUINTA FERREIRA ESTATE WINERY: Open for tastings May 30th
RIVER STONE ESTATE WINERY: 11-5pm Thursday to Sunday for drive through and email orders
ROAD 13:
Offering online or phone orders with free shipping or pick up available
RUST WINE CO: Offering online orders 12- 4pm Thursday to Monday
SECOND CHAPTER WINE CO.: Open for tastings Thursday – Monday 11-5pm
STONEBOAT: 10- 4pm Monday to Friday
SILVER SAGE: Open for tastings 10-5pm daily
TINHORN CREEK: 10-6pm daily
VINAMITÉ: Offering orders by phone and local delivery can be arranged Friday to Sunday 11-4pm

SIMILKAMEEN INDEPENDENT WINEGROWERS WINERIES

Clos Du Soleil Winery: Free shipping on all orders; 10% discount on orders of 6+ bottles; drive-through pickup. Please call or text your order to (250) 499-0685, giving our team 24 hours notice.

Corcelettes Estate Winery: Free shipping within Canada on 12+ bottles using code “HOME2020” and no-contact pick up.

Crowsnest Vineyards: Free shipping and 10% off all orders; no-contact pick up for wine and restaurant. Call 250-499-5129 or email info@crowsnestvineyards.com.

EauVivre Winery: Free shipping on 12+ bottles within Canada; discounted shipping on smaller orders. No-contact pickups available weekends or by appointment on weekdays.

Forbidden Fruit Winery: 15% off for online orders of 12+ bottles of wine using coupon code “SpringFling” until April 30. Shipping available or call for no-contact pick up.

Klippers Untangled Cidery: Pick up and shipping services. Contact cidery at 250-499-0758.

Liber Farm & Winery: Free shipping on 12+ bottles or call to arrange no-contact pick up.

Hugging Tree Winery: Free shipping 12+ bottles, email tara@huggingtreewinery.com to place your order.

Orofino Vineyards: Free shipping within Canada.

Robin Ridge Winery: Online sales. Shipping and no-contact pick up available.

Rustic Roots Winery: Free shipping and 15% discount on all orders. Call for no-contact pick up.

Seven Stones Winery: Online sales available for 6+ bottles. Shipping available or call 250-499-2144 for no contact pick up.

Twisted Hills Craft Cider: Free shipping within BC for 12+ bottles; free local deliveries within the Similkameen Valley. Place online orders by emailing orders@twistedhills.ca.

Vanessa Vineyards: Free shipping within BC for 12+ bottles for online orders.