Castlegar requires face coverings in public spaces in city buildings
Non-medical masks or face coverings are now required to be worn in all public spaces at City Hall and Civic Works.
The City is providing disposable masks for those entering without their own mask.
City staff will wear masks when interacting with the public. The City has additional safety protocols in place, including: additional hand-sanitizing stations, physical distancing, directional signage, and plexiglass barriers. The City encourages the community to do business with the City online, or over the phone, and reminds the public to stay home if feeling unwell.
The City continues to follow the lead of provincial health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic and made this change following the recent announcement from Provincial Health Officer, Dr, Bonnie Henry, which states is now the expectation that face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces.
The requirement for face coverings in the terminal at West Kootenay Regional Airport remains in effect.
The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.