COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The City of Williams Lake is following measures as directed by the Provincial Health Ministry as we deal with the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia. We understand that this is an evolving situation, and will adapt our response based upon advice from public health officials. As always, the health and safety of the public and City staff remain our top priority.

For more, general information on the COVID-19 vaccination visit: https://immunizebc.ca/covid-19

As of November 29, 2021, children ages five to 11 can receive a COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. Learn more here: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/health-and-wellness/disease-outbreaks/covid-19/vaccines-for-children-5-11

Emergency Operations Centre - Level 1

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the City of Williams Lake activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). This is a proactive measure to ensure appropriate resources and a coordinated local plan to support the Province of British Columbia’s emergency response plan. The activation of the EOC also allows the City to access support from Emergency Management BC. The EOC is reachable by phone 8:30am - 4:30pm M-F at 250-392-2364.

City Facility & Operations Status

FACILITYSTATUS
Emergency Operations CentreActivated as of 8:30am March 24th, 2020
AirportNormal Operations
Cariboo Memorial Recreation ComplexOpen
Gym & Swimming Pool
Open
Sauna, Steamroom & Hot Pool
Open
Ice Rinks
Open
Programs & Events
Normal Operations
City HallNormal Operations - Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon. to Fri.
Council Meetings: Live Stream available https://williamslake.civicweb.net/Portal/
Central Cariboo Arts CentreOpen for program-specific events daily – please refer to http://www.centralcaribooarts.com
Fire HallNormal Operations, but closed to the public
Public washroomsNormal Operations (all park washrooms closed during winter except portable washroom at Scout Island)
Tourism Discovery CentreOpen daily 9 am - 6 pm
Scout IslandTrails Open
Nature House closed to the public
Public WorksNormal Operations; public by appointment
Public PlaygroundsNormal Operations
TransitNormal Operations


  1. Health Information
  2. Small Business Information
  3. Transportation, Travel & Tourism

BC Centre for Disease Control

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19 

Public Health Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html 

Interior Health

https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/CommunicableDiseaseControl/Pages/Breaking-News-and-Info.aspx 

Mental Health / Substance Use Support

https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourCare/MentalHealthSubstanceUse/Pages/default.aspx

BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool & App

https://covid19.thrive.health/

Healthlink BC

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

BC 211

https://www.bc211.ca/

Isolation support email

COVIDSW@interiorhealth.ca 

If you believe that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or are feeling ill,  please contact these numbers before seeking medical treatment to ensure proper protocols are followed.

COVID-19 Federal Government Information Line: 1-833-784-4397

HealthLink BC : 8-1-1


BC 211 : 2-1-1

BC Government Non-Medical COVID-19 Line: 1-888-268-4319

BC Government Non-Medical COVID-19 TEXT Line: 604-630-0300 

  1. Employment Information
  2. Children & Education Information
  3. Housing & Rent
  4. First Nations & Seniors

Contact Numbers for local Pharmacies and Online Groceries

Pharmacies

Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy - 250.392.3333
Save-On-Foods Pharmacy - 250.392.7266
Kornak & Hamm Pharmacy - 250.398.8177
FreshCo Pharmacy - 250.398.6851
Real Canadian Wholesale Pharmacy - 250.305.2158

Online Groceries

Save-On-Foods - www.saveonfoods.com or call 250.392.7225
Real Canadian Wholesale Club - www.pcexpress.ca