Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:15 PM

COVID-19 Update for March 17, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of St. John’s is activating its Business Continuity Plan and taking measures to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus. Following advice from public health officials, the City will be concentrating on work-from-home and remote deployment solutions for our staff to increase social distancing.

All public meetings and events hosted by the City are cancelled until further notice.
In addition to the closures and cancellations announced last week (see below) the City is further announcing the following:

  • Suspension of recycling collection for the next two weeks.
  • Limited access to Humane Services; please call ahead to arrange a time to pick up pets, as part of an adoption or to collect a lost animal. 
  • The City Archives building at (15 Terra Nova Road) is closed to the public until further notice.

While City Hall will not close at this time, we ask members of the general public to avoid visiting City facilities and to conduct business online or over the phone, where possible. Residents can continue to contact the City through the Access Centre in the following ways:

The situation with COVID-19 is continually evolving and the City is constantly reviewing information as it is available. We are liaising with neighbouring municipalities and provincial and federal governments and agencies to ensure coordinated approaches and responses.

The City will continue to provide regular updates on operations via its social media feeds and website: stjohns.ca.

Other facilities and service closed or cancelled include:

  • All Recreation facilities are closed and programs are cancelled until further notice.
  • After School Programs are cancelled until further notice.
  • The Visitor Welcome Centre (348 Water Street) is closed.
  • The Railway Coastal Museum is closed until further notice.
  • Council meetings will be webcast online but are closed to the general public.