COVID-19 update: Port Moody to close recreational facilities and library effective March 17

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the City of Port Moody is closing the following civic facilities: Port Moody Recreation Complex, Kyle Centre, Glenayre Community Centre, Heritage Mountain Community Centre, Westhill Youth Centre, Old Orchard Hall, and the Port Moody Public Library. In response to a recent directive from the Provincial Health Officer, the City has cancelled until further notice all City-organized events as well as community-organized events held on City property with more than 50 people. 

The only exception is the City’s spring break camps which will continue to operate out of the Recreation Complex, as they are an important service for many working families. Camps are being run with enhanced cleaning measures in place and special attention paid to good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Anyone who wishes to withdraw a child from a camp is asked to call 604-469-4556.  

City Hall will remain open but residents are encouraged to visit for online services and information. 

“After discussions with our City Manager and with the health and safety of our residents in mind, community centres including our rec complex and library will be closed after end of operations today,” says Mayor Rob Vagramov. “Spring break camps will continue uninterrupted to support working parents, including those working in our healthcare sector. 

“I can assure the residents of Port Moody and our region that Port Moody City Hall is working hard to prevent the spread of the virus, and flatten the curve,” continues Mayor Vagramov. “A Special Meeting of City Council is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon where I expect additional measures will be enacted by Council.” 

The City will provide full refunds for programs or rentals affected by the closures. Late fees for overdue library books will not be applied during this time. Residents are asked to call or email if they have questions about a program or rental:

The City is continuously monitoring information about COVID-19 coming from the federal, provincial, and regional health authorities, as these agencies are responsible for providing health services and health information to the public. In addition to responding with facility closures, the City is implementing its business continuity plan to ensure we can provide essential services such as water, sewer, police, and fire. 

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