Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok wants to hear from you if you have concerns about unfair treatment or actions during the pandemic. (File photo)

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok wants to hear from you if you have concerns about unfair treatment or actions during the pandemic. (File photo)

Act like you have the virus, says Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA

Doug Clovechok wants people to social distance, says we will get through this as a community

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok is calling on his constituents to social distance, donate to the food bank and look after each other as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.

“I think the best course of action here is to act like you’ve got the virus and take those precautions to make sure you don’t spread it,” he said.

Though there is an emergency sitting of the legislature on March 23, Clovechok will not be attending, as he would need to fly to Victoria. He said only members who can drive will be attending.

Clovechok said there will be discussions about protecting renters and those with a mortgage, as well as provincial protections for workers and their families.

READ MORE: Coronavirus: Revelstoke tenant calls rent-due letter ‘abhorrent’

READ MORE: Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Interior Health, bringing total to 12

He said the NDP and the Liberals are working collegiality and rather than critiquing, he and his fellow critics are offering ideas.

“Everybody is pulling in the same direction,” he said.

He is encouraging everyone to find the facts and ignore the rest.

“Perception creates reality and we don’t want any false realities created around this thing,” he said.

And, above all else, stay home if your sick and wash your hands.

“The worst case scenario that we can possibly imagine is that our hospitals will become overwhelmed with cases,” he said.

Clovechok also wants to hear from you if you have concerns about your landlord, your employer or anything else. He has a direct line to the ministry of health as well as other government officials and can pass on your concerns.

READ MORE: ‘We can only slow it down’: Revelstoke doctor urges people to social distance

He also encourages constituents to contact their MP, Rob Morrison, who he is working closely with.

“We are here to help people and that is what we are doing,” Clovechok said.


 

@RevelstokeRevue
editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Coronavirus

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

Just Posted

Fernie saw 20 new positive cases between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16 according to the BCCDC. (Image courtesy of BCCDC)
BCCDC reports 20 new COVID cases in Fernie health area last week

20 new cases were recorded between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Speed boards proposed for Fernie

Mayor Qualizza floated the idea to councillors at the most recent Committee of the Whole

Environmental groups are calling for a federal impact assessment for a proposed coal mine expansion in the Elk Valley. Phil McLachlan photo.
Castle Project now known as FRO-X

Teck said the previous name was causing confusion

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosted this year's virtual 2020 Business Awards. (File Photo)
If there’s a risk, IH will take the lead: Fernie Chamber

Rumours about businesses and COVID numbers are doing damage to sectors already hurting according to Brad Parsell

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, speaks at a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
B.C. records 500 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 14 deaths

Outbreak at Surrey Pretrial jail, two more in health care

Interior Health has declared the Cariboo Chilcotin a community cluster. (Angie Mindus photo)
Interior Health declares Cariboo Chilcotin region a COVID-19 cluster, 215 cases since Jan. 1

Most cases are related to transmission at social events and gatherings in Williams Lake

A woman writes a message on a memorial mural wall by street artist James “Smokey Devil” Hardy during a memorial to remember victims of illicit drug overdose deaths on International Overdose Awareness Day, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Monday, August 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. paramedics respond to record-breaking number of overdose calls in 2020

On the front lines, COVID-19 has not only led to more calls, but increased the complexity

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with an influenza outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Two more deaths at Vernon care home

Noric House case numbers remain steady, but death toll rises

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)
Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019

Aidan Webber was crushed by a barge at a fish farm near Port Hardy

Southern resident killer whales in B.C. waters. Research shows the population’s females are more negatively influenced by vessel traffic than males. (Photo supplied by Ocean Wise Conservation Association)
Female orcas less likely to feed in presence of vessel traffic: study

Research the southern resident population raises concerns over reproduction capacity

(Black Press Media files)
Transport Canada not budging on enclosed deck rules, despite calls from BC Ferries union

There have been at least 23 cases of the U.K. variant detected in Canada, four of which are in B.C.

Throughout December, RCMP conducted CounterAttack road checks as police worked to keep roads free of impaired drivers. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
‘You can’t make this stuff up’: Stories from the B.C. CounterAttack campaign

Amusing, yes, but a reminder impaired driving affects ability to drive and to make good decisions

Most Read