COVID-19: Resources for Residents


PRRD Offices are now open to the Public with new procedures to keep both the public and our staff safe!

Quick Reference Guides

Camping and Recreating in PRRD Parks

Operating a PRRD Owned Community Facility

Renting a PRRD Owned Community Facility

Using PRRD Water Stations

Taking Items to Landfills and Transfer Stations

Making a Development Application

Using the Charlie Lake Sewer Receiving Facility

Attending a Board or Committee Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions About PRRD Operations

How do I speak to or make an appointment with staff?
Peace River Regional District offices are now open for their regular office hours. To speak to one of our staff, the public is welcome to come to our offices during business hours or may also use our staff directory to reach any of our staff members.
What are the PRRD Office COVID procedures?
The PRRD has introduced new safety procedures to ensure that everyone who visits our office – both the public and staff – are as safe as possible. These new procedures include:

  • Everyone entering PRRD facilities must sanitize their hands when they come in.
  • Each room, including meeting rooms and reception areas, have a maximum occupancy to ensure we are able to follow social distancing. If the occupancy is exceeded, please wait outside until someone exits.
  • An information log will be kept of all people to enter PRRD offices to help with contact tracing should someone who has been in our offices discover they have COVID-19.
How many people are allowed in PRRD Offices?
The number of people allowed in a room/building has been determined by the size and ability to ensure physical distancing (staying a minimum of 2 metres or 6 feet apart).

  • The maximum number of public allowed in the Fort St John Office Reception Area: 2
  • The maximum number of public allowed in the Dawson Creek Office Reception Area: 
When will PRRD facilities be opening?
As all of BC begins to return to our ‘new normal’ of the BC Restart Plan, the Peace River Regional District will be taking steps towards recovery with the new PRRD COVID Recovery Plan. We are currently in Phase Two of the PRRD Recovery Plan, which sees a number of facilities open.

Phase 1 (Mid – Late May 2020)
  • Staff resume work in Dawson Creek and Fort St John offices
    Montney Centennial Park and Iver Johnson Park opens for day-use only
Phase 2 ( June to September 2020)
  • PRRD offices open to the public
  • Charlie Lake Fire members resume in-person training with conditions
  • PRRD community halls may resume maintenance and cleaning activities with conditions.
  • Essential public hearings, on a case by case basis, may resume in-person if electronic options are not available and if ap propriate meeting venues and sanitization requirements can be met
  • Blackfoot Regional Park opens for camping.
  • Share Sheds Open (as of June 15)

 

  • Minaker River Regional Park opens for camping
  • PRRD will consider, on a case by case basis, community halls holding small events with less than 50 people (starting in July)

 

  • Chetwynd Recreation Centre and North Peace Leisure Pool will open under the direction of the municipalities.
  • Buick and Clearview Arenas will open at the direction of School District No 60
  • Essential in-region travel
Phase 3 (TBD)
Date to be determined dependent on public health, social and economic factors to be examined starting in August 2020

  • Non-essential meetings
  • Public engagement activities
  • In-person engagement with First Nations communities
  • Out-of-region travel

How Can I . . .

In-Person Phone Email Social Media
Pay a Bill X X
Contact a Staff Person or ask a question X X X X
Attend a Board Meeting or Committee X X X (Livestream)
Get information about a building permit or land use application. X X X

 

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The PRRD is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 / Coronavirus situation. We encourage residents to stay up to date and continue to follow the Provincial and Federal Governments as the official sources for new information. Below are some resources that may be helpful for residents:

BC Centre for Disease Control    |  Website    Facebook

Northern Health    |  Website    Facebook

Northern BC Information Line: 1-844-645-7811

Government of Canada – Public Health    |   Website     Facebook

Health Link BC (BC Ministry of Health)    |   Website     Facebook

First Nations Health Authority    |   Website     Facebook

BC 211    |   Website     Facebook

Northern Region Support & Info

Northern Health Newsroom

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Northern Health guide for your community

Rural Seniors Initiative

BC Wildfire Service Burn Restrictions (applies to all public and private land in the electoral areas)

Venting Index (Ministry of Environment)

Community Futures Peace Liard (Emergency Business Loans) or call 250 782-8748 or 250 219-1875

Fort St John & District Chamber of Commerce or call 250 785-6037 or 250 261-4486

Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce or call 250 782-4868

Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce or call 250 788-3345

Northern Development Initiative Trust: Small Business Recovery Consulting Rebate or call 250 561-2525

 

Provincial Support & Info

Provincial Health Orders

BC Government News (for the latest updates)

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool

BC Essential Service Child Care

Worksafe BC

ICBC

 

Federal Support & Info

Canada’s COVID-19 Response

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Federal Support for Canada’s Agricultural Industry

 

Mental Health Support & Resources

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre

KUU-US Crisis Response 

Mental Health Digital Hub

Here to Help

MindHealthBC

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