Interior Health says surging COVID-19 activity has become a concern, and is advising against non-essential travel to regions where cases have spiked.
"Due to higher rates of COVID-19 being detected, Interior Health is concerned by the upward trend and frequency of new clusters in the region," reads a statement sent to media on Tuesday afternoon.
The alert says that in order to avoid the stringent measures taken in the Lower Mainland to curb transmission, Interior residents should be following public health guidance.
That guidance includes limiting social connections to those in your household and up to six others, avoiding travel and celebrating only with those in your bubble and using physical distancing.
"You can play a role in preventing transmission in our communities by following this guidance," the statement reads.
The health authority also said it is especially important to limit social interactions for those who are essential workers and for school children, who should only be socializing with those in their cohort.