Castlegar City Hall Closed at Lunch Hour
Castlegar City Hall will be temporarily closed daily from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the City’s most recent COVID-19 business continuity planning.
On January 4, British Columbia Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry asked businesses to reactivate their COVID-19 safety plans to help prevent business closures given the rate of transmission, the short incubation period, and the high number of people who are getting ill from the Omicron variant. She anticipates that as many as one-third of any workforce may become ill with COVID-19 and may not be able to report to work at any one time.
To support this, we are staggering the number of staff working together in-person at various locations. The daily one-hour closure of City Hall will be in place to allow staff working from City Hall to break for lunch.
“Our priorities continue to be maintaining essential City services and keeping our community and our staff and their families healthy and safe,” says Chris Barlow, Chief Administrative Officer. “A big part of this is staggering in-person work environments to ensure residents continue to receive the services they expect from the City without major disruptions.”
City Hall will remain open from 8:30 a.m. – noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except for Statutory Holiday closures.
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.