COVID-19 Updates

Jan 7, 2020

Latest updates

  • Following the update from the Provincial Health Officer on January 7 extending the current Provincial Health Orders to February 5, the District will continue to offer a number of programs and services at community recreation facilities, while a number of others will remain suspended. Read more.

For more information on orders by the Provincial Health Officer, visit the provincial website


Masks are mandatory inside all District facilities.

What's open? What's closed? View the list to see the current status:

Status of facilities and services

Municipal Hall is closed to the public until further notice. District staff continue to provide essential services by phone or email. 

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Resources and support for individuals

Connect North Shore

Connect North Shore was created to link residents to community resources including information for those in need and volunteer opportunities for those who want to help. 

Connect North Shore

The Connect North Shore resource directory provides links to community service organizations with a focus on those serving the North Shore, including resources for food, housing, social support and more.

Connect North Shore - Resource Directory

Free and Low-Cost Groceries and Prepared Meals (updated September 9)

Multilingual Resources

Information resources in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and English

Shower program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the District is offering free access to showers for community members who would otherwise not have access to a shower. Showers are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Ambleside Fieldhouse (located on Pound Road between the grass and artificial turf fields, north of rail tracks).

Holiday schedule: Open December 21, 23, and 30 (1:30 to 4 p.m.); closed December 25, December 28, and January 1; regular operations resume Monday, January 4, 2021.

Toiletries and towels will be provided. For more information about the shower program, please contact Karen Marzocco, Access Services Program Coordinator, at 604-925-7279 or email.

Seniors' Support

The Seniors' Activity Centre has launched programs to support seniors during this time of physical distancing. For information and assistance, call the Seniors' Activity Centre at 604-925-7280 or visit


With LibraryConnect, you can call, chat, or email us to get the support you need.


Resources and support for businesses

The District of West Vancouver is following the guidance of our local, provincial and federal health authorities—and encourages the business community to do the same.

Information and resources for businesses

Health resources

There are many things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Please follow the advice of health authorities.

Latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks, and testing

BC Centre for Disease Control

Regional health information

Vancouver Coastal Health

National updates and financial resources

Public Health Agency of Canada

List of community exposure events

Public Exposures

Health information and advice

BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool


HealthLink BC

Non-medical information (for general information related to COVID-19)

Call 1-888-268-4319 (1-888-COVID19)

Text 604-630-0300


Federal and Provincial live updates

Live Updates


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Media Releases

March 13: West Vancouver implements closures in response to Coronavirus

March 15: West Vancouver closes community centres and cultural facilities

March 20: District of West Vancouver declares a state of local emergency

March 24: 2020 Spring term cancelled

April 8: West Vancouver launches Park Ranger program to promote physical distancing in parks

April 15: West Vancouver cancels all summer programs and festivals

April 28: Ambleside Farmers' Market opens May 3

May 28: North Shore Playgrounds Set to Re-Open June 1

  • Where: Ambleside Fieldhouse, located between the grass and artificial turf fields, north of the rail tracks
  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30–4 p.m. Please note: The Saturday shower program is no longer running.

Media Contact

Media enquiries only

Donna Powers, Director of Community Relations & Communications

604-219-4806 (cell)

604-925-7168 (office)


Michaela Garstin, Communications Advisor

778-926-3379 (cell)

604-921-3458 (office)


General information line



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