City of Fort St. John rolls out COVID-19 resources

April 2, 2020

The City of Fort St. John has created several COVID-19 resources to assist residents and businesses during this rapidly changing situation.

To support our business and non-profit community, the City has developed a dedicated webpage to COVID-19 Business Resources, Along with the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fort St. John has been closely following the announcements of various federal and provincial support programs and can provide information on how to access these and other programs. This webpage will be updated with new information and support programs as they become available.

“During these uncertain times, we will continue to work with our business and non-profit sectors to ensure we move forward with plans for recovery together,” stated Jennifer Decker, Manager of Economic Development with the City of Fort St. John.

Although our buildings are closed to the public, staff are still working daily to provide you with the services you need, including business licenses, building permits and development applications. The Planning and Engineering Department has shifted to virtual operations, where business owners and citizens can continue to build their dreams using email or the phone.

At the March 30, 2020 Special Open Council Meeting, Council directed staff to review the operating budget and bring back available options to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents and businesses.

Additionally, the City of Fort St. John has launched a COVID-19 Hotline, where we will answer your COVID-19 questions and connect you to relevant resources. This hotline can be accessed during normal business hours at 250-787-8193 or

To help you get through each day, the City of Fort St. John Recreation Department has developed a “Boredom Busters!” program, with home-based activities for families. Using the City’s social media channels, the Recreation Department will be sharing challenges, crafts, and more to keep you busy throughout the day.

“These are challenging times, but together we will get through them. Thanks to the dedicated work of Council and staff, the City of Fort St. John, and our planned and principled approach, is able to appropriately respond to this rapidly evolving situation. Remember, be kind, be calm, wash your hands and take care,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman.

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


Media Contact:
Ryan Harvey
Communications Coordinator