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Mar 18, 2020

Town staff to observe precautionary 2 week self-isolation

Town of Ladysmith will be maintaining all essential services to the community while staff follow a precautionary two week self-isolation effective Thursday, March 19.  

The essential services that will be maintained during this time through to April 2 are emergency response operations, water, sewer, garbage and recycling collection, cemetery services, emergency road work, and communications.

The Town is taking these necessary and important measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community as we encourage our employees to stay at home, self-isolate and help flatten the curve.   

Our decision about this organization-wide self-isolation is based on concern for our employees and our community and is not due to any specific cases of COVID-19.

All Town facilities and administrative offices are closed and programming cancelled.

During this two week period, some of our staff will be able to work remotely from home. We will provide more details on our website in the coming days.   Residents can email the Town at info@ladysmith.ca with their inquiries and we will do our best to respond within 48 hours, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday.

Garbage collection will continue to be carried out by our contractor, Waste Connections. Please refer to their website for all information concerning future impacts or delays to collection schedules: https://www.wasteconnectionscanada.com/  

The CVRD recycling centres, including Peerless Road, continue to operate with minor modifications to protect the public and staff.   The Town will keep residents updated on any changes and please refer to the CVRD's website for the latest on any changes: https://www.cvrd.bc.ca/

To report a water, sewer or road emergency, residents should phone the Town's Infrastructure Services Department at 250-245-6445.

Also as part of these precautionary measures, all Town-run public washrooms throughout the community will be closed until further notice.

The Town continues to work in consultation with its CVRD member municipalities and  follow the recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer and health authorities with respect to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Residents can visit the Town's dedicated COVID-19 page on our website for useful information and links to trusted sources of information: https://www.ladysmith.ca/public-safety/public-health/co-vid-19-information

For the latest news and updates visit the Town's website at www.ladysmith.ca, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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