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 communications

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 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:

  • Closed all City facilities to the public including playgrounds, sports courts and washrooms;
  • 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; 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

    Closure of sports courts, playgrounds, skate park, BMX track and washrooms

    Sports Courts, Playgrounds, Skate Park and BMX Track
    Allsports courts inncluding basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, play structures, play boxes and the  spray park, skate park and BMX track are closed until further notice. Please enjoy the many trails,  park areas and open spaces and practice proper physical distancing.

    Outdoor Washroom Facilties
    All outdoor washroom facilities are closed until futher norice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Cancellation of Spring Break Camps, Programs and Rentals

    Registration, Program, and Spring Break Camp 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 April 30, 2020.  Programs will continue to be cancelled on a monthly basis if necessary.  A credit will be processed to customer accounts for any cancelled classes which can be used towards future registrations. Should you wish to withdraw from a Spring program, 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:
    At this time, we are cancelling all bookings for organized groups from now until April 30, 2020.  Bookings will continue to be cancelled on a monthly basis if necessary.  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 bookings@pittmeadows.ca Unfortunately, we are unable to reschedule bookings at this time.

    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

     

     

    Recreation Memberships Passes

    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 Procedures

    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 Procedures

    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.

    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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