City of Fernie Activates Emergency Operations Centre

On March 17, 2020, the City of Fernie announced that it activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in support of Provincial measures responding to the ongoing COVID-19 Situation.

The EOC provides a central point of information sharing, planning, and coordination for the municipality, and ensures coordination across all local, regional and provincial agencies involved at this time. The City of Fernie is committed to working with the lead agencies in reducing the impact of COVID-19 in our community to protect the health and safety of our citizens.

Mayor Ange Qualizza says, "Our goal through this situation has been to be prepared. The focus of our response remains protecting the health and safety of our employees and the community, initiating an EOC in Fernie will assist us in having an enhanced level of coordination in response to this emerging situation."

The City of Fernie will continue to work directly with the Province through Emergency Management BC, Interior Health, and follow direction from the BC Centre for Disease Control and Interior Health.