We will get through this together, says Richmond mayor

We are living through extraordinary and challenging times. Your city government is committed to helping our community stay healthy and supported through this crisis.

While city hall and many of our public facilities are currently closed, we are working hard to maintain all the essential services you rely on from the city.

We are also making key adjustments to ease the financial burden on our residents in these trying times such as extending the payment deadline for flat rate utility Bills.

While city hall is closed, you can still access many of our services online and we will continue to keep the community informed of new updates through our website and our social media channels.

We will get through this together. To do so, it
 is critical that everyone follows the direction of public health authorities by staying home as much as possible and maintaining physical distancing.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Malcolm Brodie, Mayor

What the City of Richmond is doing:

During the evolving impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and wellness of Richmond residents, patrols and employees remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation to ensure we have the most up-to-date information.

Amenity & facility closures:

All community facilities are close, including community centres, libraries, swimming pools, arenas, arts, cultural and heritage buildings, the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living, and the Richmond Oval.

Outdoor amenities are closed, including playgrounds, sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, skate parks, bike parks, lacrosse boxes, and the pitch and putt.

Works yard administration buildings are closed but the Richmond recycling depot remains open.

Council and committee meetings:

Council meetings, committee meetings and public hearings continue to proceed.

Stream council meetings online through the live broadcast service as an alternative to attending in-person: www.richmond.ca/watchonline

Delegations wishing to be heard on an item that is on the regular council meeting agenda can submit comments by 6 p.m. on the Monday of the meeting by emailing cityclerk@richmond.ca or dropping off comments in the drop box outside city hall.

My Richmond:

Access your city services online in one place using MyRichmond. This web service gives you access to information about your property tax and utility account, garbage and recycling collection schedule and more: www.richmond.ca/myrichmond

Please continue to seek information from credible sources only. Visit Vancouver Coastal Health at vch.ca/covid19, BC Centre for Disease Control at bccdc.ca/covid19, or Province of British Columbia at gov.bc.ca/covid19.

For the City’s latest COVID-19 updates, follow City of Richmond on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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