This page last updated: May 29, 2020
The Public Health Agency of Canada is continually reassessing the pandemic as new information becomes available and residents are encouraged to stay up-to-date by regularly visiting the Federal and Provincial links on the left side of this page.
Following the advice from the Ministry of Health and the BCCDC, residents are also reminded and encouraged to take the following steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people - maintain a 2 metre distance
- cough or sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands
- self isolate for 14 days if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others
To learn the difference between self-monitoring, self-isolating and isolation, please visit this Government of Canada Health Services page
To access social services on the Sunshine Coast and other supports of to find opportunities to volunteer contact with Sunshine Coast Community Task Force by visiting their website or calling 1-866-212-5025 M-F 10am - 2pm. This is a volunteer run organization responding to the emerging needs in our community.
Sechelt Municipal Facilities OPEN June 1, 2020
Municipal Hall - Open for property tax payments only. 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday.
All meetings with staff are by email, video-conference, and telephone only
We will respond to phone calls and emails during regular hours, 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon - Fri
All non-essential meetings in the next week have been cancelled
Staff will be working from home, where possible.
- Visitor Information Centre closed
- Public washrooms in parks open from 7am to 9pm and cleaned once daily
- All fields closed to large events
- Playgrounds are open
- Sechelt Public Library - open reduced hours to drop off or pick up books only.
- Council meetings will continue but will be accessible by watching on You Tube and submitting questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facilities (Rockwood Lodge, Mission Point House, Seaside Centre) - Open for bookingmailing email@example.com. Reduced capacity limits in place to ensure physical distancing.
With waves of international news about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and its declaration from the World Health Organization Wednesday as a pandemic illness, the District of Sechelt is preparing for potential impact. The municipality continues to monitor the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impacts on the community and is making some operational changes to manage the situation. The District is in regular contact with Health Emergency Management BC and Vancouver Coastal Health.
- Municipal services will continue as usual.
- Garbage pick up continues on regularly scheduled days. Download the Sechelt Citizen App (available at iTunes or Google Play) for updates. Waste Management requests that all household garbage be carefully bagged to limit exposure to employees. Please wear gloves or wash your hands after handling your waste bins to avoid 'shaking hands' with your sanitation workers.
Outdoor farmers market scheduled to open in Rockwood Lodge gardens (beside the previous Cowrie St. location) on Sat. May 30th with approval from the BC Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health.
Canada Day is cancelled however other activities in being planned. Follow District of Sechelt social media pages for information.
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Further updates on the situation with the District of Sechelt operations will be shared with the community will be posted to the District website and shared through news releases, the Sechelt Citizen App (available at iTunes or Google Play) and social media. For information on the pandemic, citizens are encouraged to visit the Vancouver Coastal Health or BC Center for Disease Control websites.