Members of our community are concerned about COVID-19 (a coronavirus) and as a City, we want to ensure they stay healthy and informed. The City of White Rock takes its direction on this important health matter from Fraser Health, BC Health Ministry and Public Health Agency Canada.
The BC Centre for Disease Control indicates that while there are cases of COVID-19 in BC, currently the risk to British Columbians remains low. If you are feeling unwell or have health conditions that may be impacted by respiratory illness, health authorities suggest staying at home. For access to City services, residents can use our online services, or contact us through email or telephone.
As this is an evolving situation, the City of White Rock is actively monitoring the situation, and public will be notified on the City’s web site of any facility closures or event cancellations.
City FacilitiesLast updated: March 16
To keep the community safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, City-operated facilities will be temporarily closed and recreation programs cancelled starting end of day Monday, March 16 until further notice.
Anyone who has signed up for programs that have been cancelled will receive a refund.
City-run facilities impacted by the closure include:
City Hall remains open at this time. Residents are encouraged to use online services when possible. If you’re not sure how to use them, or you have questions, please contact City Hall at 604-541-2100.
All regular Council meetings and committee meetings and regular Council meetings are still scheduled. Any updates will be posted here.
Prevention and Protection
The most important thing you can do to prevent infection is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. To help reduce your risk of infection:
How is coronavirus transmitted?
Coronavirus is spread from an infected person through:
What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms for COVID-19 are:
If you have concerns or questions about your health contact HealthLinkBC (8-1-1) at any time or speak with your health care provider.
COVID-19 Information Websites
The most up-to-date information about COVID - 19 can be found through reading informed, evidence-based medical service provider sources such as:
The Public Health Agency of Canada has created a toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) to answer questions from Canadians about novel coronavirus as well.