Concerned its increasing use may lead to the spread of COVID-19, the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band has closed the Skwlax Day Beach on Little Shuswap Lake Road. (Google Maps image)

High use, COVID-19 risk prompt closure of Little Shuswap Lake beach area

Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band announces closure of Skwlax Day Beach

  • Jul. 28, 2020 3:00 p.m.

A Shuswap beach has been closed temporarily to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

With recent high usage of the Skwlax Day Beach, the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band made the decision to close the public recreation area on Little Shuswap Lake Road until further notice.

“It has been noted that this is a high risk area, and this is a precautionary step to protect the community members of LSLB, and general public,” stated a post a Facebook page for the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Emergency Program Management Committee.

The closure received praise from members of another Facebook page, Chase Grapevine, where people expressed their gratitude for the measure taken.

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