COVID-19 Municipal Updates

The City of Fort St. John is taking necessary and reasonable precautions, following the direction of the Provincial Government, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our employees, residents, and visitors are paramount. City actions are consistent with the direction provided by the Provincial Government's BC Restart Plan and other provincial agencies and partners.

Mask Use Recommended

Under Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan, masks or face coverings are recommended for those not fully vaccinated and welcomed by anyone who wishes to wear one.

Access City Services

While all City facilities are open for services, many have additional safety measures. To ensure the safety of our workplaces and our community, please do not visit a City facility if you are ill or required to self-isolate. Instead, City staff are able to provide services, in alternative forms, such as by email and phone; visit the Contact Directory for their information

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Council Meetings

The public is able to attend all open Council meetings; however, residents can watch Council meetings live or recorded. Additionally, residents can submit correspondence to Council, to be included as part of the meeting agenda:

Recreation and Visitor Centre

In response to the BC Restart Plan, the Recreation and Leisure Department has developed a Recreation Restart Plan that outlines the safe re-introduction of recreation services, facilities, parks and playgrounds, special events, and user rentals in Fort St. John.

City parks, trails and equipment are available for use. Remember to enjoy our parks safely and responsibly by ensuring proper physical distancings, staying home if you are sick, avoiding overcrowding, and frequent handwashing. Additionally, all outdoor equipment is not being cleaned or disinfected.

Details regarding current restrictions in Recreation Facilities can be found here: COVID Restriction Updates_Restart Step 3_2021Jul08.pdf [PDF - 145 KB]

Details regarding events can be found here: COVID-19_Step 3 _Event Procedures_2021Jul08.pdf [PDF - 145 KB]

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Personal Precautions

Whether at home, or in a City facility, all staff, residents, and visitors are asked to take the following personal precautions, as recommended by public health authorities:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are feeling unwell
  • Practice social distancing, ensuring people stay 2 metres apart and avoiding close personal contact

Additional Staff Precautions

The City of Fort St. John, following the recommendations of federal and provincial health officials, will be requiring any staff who return from international travel to self-isolate for 14 days. Additionally, staff travel for business purposes has been suspended.

Our Occupational Health and Safety program provides ongoing reminders to employees about safe hygiene practices throughout the year, including emphasizing proper handwashing and staying home if they are unwell.

More Information

Further updates on the City of Fort St. John's operations will be provided here and shared through the City’s social media channels.