The City is actively monitoring updates from local, provincial and federal health authorities and is committed to taking further action as directed by these agencies to protect the safety of residents. Updates will be posted on the City’s social media channels and pittmeadows.ca/covid19.

City communication

May 29, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Reopens Playgrounds June 1
May 28, 2020 - Celebrate Pitt Meadows Day from the Comfort and Safety of Home
May 22, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Reopens Sports Courts and Outdoor Amenities
May 8, 2020 - Harris Road Outdoor Pool to Remain Closed for Summer
May 6, 2020 - City Council Delays Property Tax Penalty Date to October 1
May 5, 2020 - City Exercises Financial Prudence During COVID-19
April 29, 2020 - City Launches Residential Grant Program to Ease Financial Burden of COVID-19
April 23, 2020 - Community Check-In Task Force Established for Youth, Seniors and Vulnerable Citizens
April 20, 2020 - City Launches “Shop Local” Online Initiative in Support of Local Business
April 20, 2020 - Message from CAO: Prioritizing Essential Services, Ensuring Financial Prudence and Protecting Jobs
April 7, 2020 - City of Pitt Meadows Launches Local Business and Services Listing
March 31, 2020 - Mayor Dingwall's interview with CKNW on physical distancing and City efforts
March 26, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Day Event Postponed until Fall
March 25, 2020 - City Requests Tax Deferrals and Financial Supports from Province
March 25, 2020 - Council Establishes Economic Resiliency Task Force
March 24, 2020 - City Bylaws Department Ramps-up Proactive Education to Enhance Compliance of Physical Distancing Requirements 
March 23, 2020 - Message from Mayor, Bill Dingwall: Use of 9-1-1 System for Emergencies
March 22, 2020 - Press Release from the Ridge Meadows Hospital Physician Engagement Society
March 20, 2020 - State of Local Emergency Officially Enacted
March 20, 2020 - City Submits Formal Documentation to Minister of Public Safety to Declare a Local State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
March 16, 2020 - City Closes Facilities and Cancels Events, Until Further Notice, to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

What is the City is doing

To help prevent the spread of the virus, the following measures have been implemented:

  • Declared a State of Local Emergency to provide the City with extraordinary powers to enforce public safety measures in support of guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer;
  • Activated the City’s pandemic and business continuity plan to ensure that we can maintain our core services such as water, sewer and fire;
  • Activated the City’s Emergency Operations Centre;
  • Provided remote access tools for key staff to work from home; 
  • Enhanced Bylaw services; and 
  • Continuing to keep the community informed.

For all health-related concerns, please call 811 or 1-888-COVID-19 (1-888-268-4319) or text 604-630-0300.

    City services will continue to be available online at mypittmeadows.com

    What you can do

    • stay home unless absolutely necessary;
    • keep two metres or six feet away from everyone;
    • wash your hands frequently;
    • and remind your loved ones of the same directives.

    For more information and updates please visit one of the websites below. Translated information is available on the Fraser Health website and the Healthlinkbc website.

    Resources

    How to Report a Public Health Order Concern

    The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General is utilizing powers under the Emergency Program Act to keep British Columbians safe and support the Province’s ongoing response to COVID-19. On March 26, a ministerial order that enables bylaw officers to support enforcement of the provincial health officer’s orders was enacted.

    Contact information for reporting: 

    Contact Fraser Heath at hpmapleridge@fraserhealth.ca or 604-587-3936 to report any businesses in the following categories that are not adhering to current BC Government public health orders and Fraser Health Medical Officer orders:

    • Food and drink establishments offering dine in.
    • Personal service establishments, such as salons, spas, tattoo shops, and massage places, that are open to the public or otherwise offering services.
    • All indoor fitness facilities including weight training, gymnastics or martial arts facilities, yoga or dance studios, and other similar sport or exercise facilities. This includes fitness facilities in Strata complexes.

    Contact bylaw@pittmeadows.ca or 604-465-2428 ext. 2 to report the secondary selling of essential goods (medical supplies, masks, cleaning supplies) or to report concerns related to other businesses within Pitt Meadows.

    Workers who have concerns regarding social distancing at their workplace should address them directly with their employer, visit worksafebc.com, or call Worksafe BC directly at 1-888-621-7233.

    To report an event where there is a gathering larger than 50 people, or quarantine complaints, contact the RCMP at rm.inquiries@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, or the Non-Emergency Line at 604-463-6251.

    Please note that given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, the information above is subject to change.

    ​​​​​​​Harris Road Outdoor Pool to Remain Closed for Summer

    Harris Road Outdoor Pool to Remain Closed for Summer
    The City has made the difficult decision to not open the Harris Road Outdoor Pool this summer due to a number of logistical and safety concerns. Read the full media release here. 

    Registration, Programs and Bookings Cancellations & Refunds

    Registration and Program Cancellations & Refunds
    Please note that all program registration is temporarily suspended until further notice.
    Due to the indefinite closure of City facilities, we are cancelling all recreation programs from now until June 30, 2020.  A credit will be processed to customer accounts for any cancelled classes which can be used towards future registrations, or a refund cheque can be requested.  Please be advised that refund cheque requests may take longer than normal to process.  As staff may be working remotely, all communication including questions and requests must be sent by email to: parksandrec@pittmeadows.ca.  

    Facility & Field Bookings Cancellations & Refunds:
    At this time, we are cancelling all facility and field bookings from now until June 30, 2020.  Bookings will continue to be cancelled on a monthly basis if necessary.  As the B.C. Health Officer has extended the provincial ban on all gatherings of more than 50 people to include this summer, all bookings exceeding this capacity will now be cancelled until August 31, 2020.  Rescheduling of weddings is being done in priority sequence.  We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss future booking dates.  Starting June 1, 2020, we will begin accepting new requests for wedding bookings.  All other rescheduling is suspended until further notice.  A credit will automatically be processed to customer accounts which can be used towards future bookings, or a refund cheque can be requested.  Please be advised that refund cheque requests may take longer than normal to process.  As staff may be working remotely, all communication including questions and requests must be sent by email to: bookings@pittmeadows.ca.

    Recreation Memberships Passes:
    Due to the indefinite closure of City facilities, we are putting all membership passes on hold.  When the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre re-opens, passes will be extended to compensate for the duration of the closure.  As staff may be working remotely, all communication including questions and requests must be sent by email to parksandrec@pittmeadows.ca.

    Status of City Facilities

    The City of Pitt Meadows has closed Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL), Heritage Hall, Pitt Meadows Art Gallery (PMAG), Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre (PMFRC), Pitt Meadows Arena, Pitt Meadows Museum and Hoffmann Garage, South Bonson Community Centre (SBCC) and all sports fields to organized groups. In addition, all playrounds, plays structures, play boxes, the skate park, spray park and BMX track are closed,

    City Hall, Fire Hall and the Public Works Yard will still continue to operate but will not be open to the public.City Hall may be closed to the public but our eServices let you access City accounts and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also email or phone us Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm. For the lasted news, information and updates from the City visit our website and follow us on social media!

    eServices: mypittmeadows.com
    Phone: 604.465.5454
    email: info@pittmeadows.ca 

    Facility bookings: bookings@pittmeadows.ca
    Programs:  parksandrec@pittmeadows.ca

     

     

    Enhanced Bylaw Services

    The City of Pitt Meadows has enhanced Bylaw services in response to COVID-19. Parks and Recreation staff have been redeployed to assist in supporting Bylaws by proactively monitoring sites throughout the community to ensure that the Provincial Health Officer’s orders are being followed. Bylaws staff will still continue to liaise with the Ridge Meadows RCMP as required.  The most efficient way to report an infraction to bylaws is to call 604.465.2428 or email bylaw@pittmeadows.ca.

    Given the vast terrain of the City of Pitt Meadows, Bylaws is working hard to prioritize and respond to complaints that come in.

    Please see more informaytion, below about how to report a public health order concern. 

    Recreation Memberships Passes

    Due to the indefinite closure of City facilities, we are putting all membership passes on hold.  When the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre re-opens, passes will be extended to compensate for the duration of the closure.  As staff may be working remotely, all communication including questions and requests must be sent by email to parksandrec@pittmeadows.ca.

    Cancelled and Postponed City Events

    Given the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, the full scope of which is still evolving the City has cancelled this year's Easter, Earth Day as well as all public engagement events as part of proactive measures to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

    In addition, Council has made the tough decision to postpone the City’s annual Pitt Meadows Day event until later this year, the timing of which is still yet to be determined. For more information, please read the full media release here.

    Permitting/Inspection Interim Protocols

    As part of proactive measures to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure safety, the City will be implementing the following permitting and inspection procedures until further notice: Permitting/Inspection Interim Protocols.

    Agricultural Burning Season Suspended

    Please be advised that the spring burning season (March 1 – May 31) has been suspended, effective immediately and that any form of agricultural burning will not be permitted.  The smoke from agricultural burning may worsen health issues and endanger the welfare of our public during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

    Reminder to residents that open wood burning is not permitted at anytime, anywhere in urban areas in Pitt Meadows (per Bylaw No.2688). This includes outdoor fireplaces and cooking pits.

     For more information, please visit pittmeadows.ca/burning.

    Business Licences

    In light of the recent closure of City Hall to the public, business licence applications can be dropped in the drop box at City Hall (12007, Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2B5) or emailed to dbarbosa@pittmeadows.ca. For more information and to obtain an application, visit pittmeadows.ca/businesslicence.

    TranslinkTransit Service Changes

    For the latest information on Translink's service changes please visit their website at translink.ca/servicechanges.

    Contact Us

    City Hall may be closed to the public but our eServices let you access City accounts and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also email or phone us Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm. For the lasted news, information and updates from the City visit our website and follow us on social media!

    eServices: mypittmeadows.com
    Phone: 604.465.5454
    email: info@pittmeadows.ca 

    Facility bookings: bookings@pittmeadows.ca
    Programs:  parksandrec@pittmeadows.ca

     

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