COVID-19 (coronavirus) has developed quickly, and The Salvation Army is committed to taking preventative measures to protect the safety of the 1.6 million people we serve each year as well as our officers, employees and volunteers. Their well-being is our top priority.
As the situation evolves, we continue to monitor and promote the Public Health Agency of Canada’s instructions in order to keep our communities healthy.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We have established a Territorial Pandemic Incident Command Team who meet regularly to review information and share updates and resources. These resources and updates can be found at Salvationist.ca.
All domestic and international travel is suspended effective until further notice. This travel policy will be monitored and evaluated as the outbreak evolves.
GATHERINGS AND EVENTS
Public health officials are now referring to “social isolation” as an important way to combat and manage the transmission of the virus. To this end we have cancelled social events, group activities and worship services.
No new conferences or events will be planned until the outbreak has subsided.
SOCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTIONS
Our leadership teams are working directly with local health authorities and following their recommended suggestions relative to proactively managing our response.
As the situation evolves, we continue to monitor and promote the Public Health Agency of Canada’s instructions in order to keep our communities healthy. This includes:
The Salvation Army will continue to move forward in ways that are wise and proactive. Meanwhile, we continue to pray for our world and our communities—particularly for those directly impacted by the virus.
Due to the sudden arrival of Covid-19 across Canada The Salvation Army as directed by our Territorial Head Quarters is suggesting we cancel all services that require any gatherings.
As of March 15, 2020 we will be suspending all services here at The Salvation Army Penticton until further notice.
We will be constantly reviewing the situation and will post updates on our website. You can also call in at anytime for updated information.
May we all be covered by the mighty and healing hand of God.