COVID 19 Update – Port Coquitlam Closes City Playgrounds
Effective immediately, the City of Port Coquitlam is closing all public playgrounds to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
All public parks in Port Coquitlam remain open. At this time, public washrooms in parks remain open with increased cleaning. Washrooms and change rooms at field houses and sports fields are closed.
Park users are being asked to follow safety measures as directed by local health authorities including:
- Regularly and thoroughly washing hands with soap and water (use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available).
- Maintaining social distance (at least 1-2 metres apart from others).
- Avoid touching your face.
- Covering mouth with tissue when coughing and sneezing
- Discarding tissues into a waste container.
- Not attending public facilities, events or gatherings if you are sick.
- Avoid gathering in groups.
This is the latest proactive action Port Coquitlam has taken to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The city closed all civic facilities to the public Monday and postponed a number of upcoming events to ensure the safety of residents.
Port Coquitlam offers a vast array of public parks, trails and natural spaces for public and families to play, walk, cycle and stroll.
Residents are advised to watch the city’s website and social media channels for updates.
For all health-related concerns, the public is advised to call 811, the Government of Canada novel coronavirus telephone information line at: 1-833-784-4397 or to contact their health-care provider or local public health office.
For more information and updates please contact the following resources:
- Fraser Health Authority – www.fraserhealth.ca
- BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) – www.bccdc.ca
- Public Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca/publichealth
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533