City of Maple Ridge Response
The City of Maple Ridge continues to support the Province of BC’s Public Health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic the City has provided essential City services as Fire and Police protection, water, sewer and road network maintenance. City Hall has reopened to the public following all Public Health guidelines and the Parks, Recreation and Culture department has developed program delivery to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.
The City continues to update program offerings and facility information via this web page and the City’s social media channels. We are also sharing information from the definitive public health sources to connect our citizens with the most up-to-date information on the changing health orders.The City of Maple Ridge reminds citizens that the authoritative source for information on COVID-19 and the immunization program is the BCCDC and Fraser Health and we urge citizens to follow their guidance on the appropriate action to take for the safety of you and your family. Look for more information in the ‘Getting the Facts’ section of this page.
The City of Maple Ridge, in accordance with the BC’s Public Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines, has developed COVID-19 safety plans and continues to adapt to the BC Government’s updates. You can view the most up-to-date plan at this link.
COVID-19 TestingAs the pandemic has progressed the information and advice on COVID testing has adapted. People living in the Fraser Health region can find the latest information on testing eligibility by visiting Fraser Health’s website.
COVID-19 Immunization ProgramThe BC immunization plan now includes a booster for citizens who have received two doses in 2021 and the program has been extended to those who are between five and twelve years of age. Current details of the BC Immunization Plan plan can be found here.
Building DepartmentGeneral Information:
Planning Departmentwebsite: www.mapleridge.ca/152
Engineering Departmentwebsite: www.mapleridge.ca/391
COVID-19 Information Sources for BusinessesAs the COVID situation continues to evolve, the City of Maple Ridge Economic Development Department is committed to keeping our business community up-to-date with the latest information from the federal and provincial government for employers and businesses. View the Economic Development's COVID-19 Information Sources for Businesses resource for more information.
Information Resources on BC’s COVID-19 Response
The BC Centre for Disease Control has been providing regular updates to citizens on the response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). They have developed a comprehensive information page for citizens.
Fraser Health has also updated their website with information for citizens.
The most frequently asked question is ‘how can I protect myself and my family from getting the virus?’
The answer from the FAQ is that you should follow the same advice that public health officials recommend for the cold and flu season:
- The most important thing you can do to prevent Coronavirus and other illnesses is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze so you're not exposing other people.
- If you are sick yourself, stay away from others. Contact your health-care provider ahead of time so you can be safely assessed. HealthLink BC will provide advice and can be contacted by dialing 8-1-1.
Getting the Facts
The City of Maple Ridge has developed a list of websites and social media channels to provide you with the latest updates as the COVID-19 response continues. In addition, we have curated social media links to help connect you with authoritative sources of information to help you get the facts so you can be help us spread the correct information to your family and friends.
You can link to the information here or by clicking on the “Getting the facts. Sharing the facts.’ menu item on the left side of the page.
City of Maple Ridge News Release Links Related to COVID-19 Response
May 3, 2021: Virtual Services Extended Until May 26
April 20, 2021: City Returns to Virtual Services at Development Services Counter
December 3, 2020: City Launches E-Commerce Support Program for Small Businesses
November 10, 2020: City of Maple Ridge to Hold Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony
October 13, 2020: Maple Ridge to Extend Temporary Patio Program and Allow for Winterization
October 1, 2020: Maple Ridge City Hall Reopens Monday, October 5 for Counter Service
September 14, 2020: Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Pools to Reopen September 28, 2020
August 21, 2020: City of Maple Ridge Supports New Provincial Enforcement Measures
July 13, 2020: Maple Ridge Reopens Outdoor Pool, Fitness Centre and Launches Outdoor Fitness Class
June 15, 2020: Maple Ridge Council Endorses Expedited Outdoor Patio Approval Process
June 11, 2020: Basketball Courts and Spray Parks Set To Reopen
June 04, 2020: Maple Ridge Salutes 2020 Graduates with Light Display & Community Cheer
May 28, 2020: City of Maple Ridge Reopening Playgrounds Effective June 1
May 15, 2020: Maple Ridge Supports BC Restart Plan and Announces Reopening of Selected Park Amenities
May 01, 2020: Council Unanimously Supports Request for Emergency Transit Funding
April 30, 2020: Maple Ridge City Council Delays Property Tax Penalty Date to October 1
April 28, 2020: Maple Ridge Launches Online Fitness Videos
April 22, 2020: TransLink Service Reduction Impacts Maple Ridge
April 21, 2020: Maple Ridge General Update for Citizens on COVID-19 Response
April 17, 2020: City of Maple Ridge Responds to Provincial Property Tax Framework Announcement
April 16, 2020: Maple Ridge Backs Regional Call for Emergency Funding for TransLink
April 01, 2020: Chamber and BIA Collaborate on COVID-19 Service Lists
March 31, 2020: City of Maple Ridge Issues an Immediate Open Air Burning Ban
March 26, 2020: City of Maple Ridge Enhanced Enforcement Measures
March 19, 2020: City of Maple Ridge Takes Steps to limit the Spread of COVID-19
March 17, 2020: Maple Ridge Recreation and Culture Facilities Close Based on BCCDC Recommendation