COVID-19

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Please note that Interior Health should remain your primary source of information in the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak. Please visit their website for the latest information.

The City of Kamloops recognizes that there is significant concern in the community around COVID-19. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about COVID-19. We regularly update this page with any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The City is encouraging all residents and businesses to follow the direction of public health officials, including limiting public gatherings and practicing physical distancing. We have closed all City play structures and are monitoring social distancing at other City parks, courts and playgrounds. In addition the City has temporarily closed the McArthur Island ring road to vehicle traffic and has suspended the collection of parking and transit fees. Transit riders are asked to board from the rear of the bus and try to maintain two metres of distance wherever possible.

In an effort to protect residents and employees, and practice physical distancing, the City has moved to minimal services and has implemented work-from-home protocols wherever possible. Council meetings have resumed and are available online only. Statutory committee meetings are postponed until further notice.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily. We care about the public’s health and wellbeing, as well as the health and safety of our employees and are actively working with our Emergency Program Manager and Health and Safety Department.

We are following the recommendations of the Federal and Provincial Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.


Please note that Interior Health should remain your primary source of information in the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak. Please visit their website for the latest information.

The City of Kamloops recognizes that there is significant concern in the community around COVID-19. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about COVID-19. We regularly update this page with any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The City is encouraging all residents and businesses to follow the direction of public health officials, including limiting public gatherings and practicing physical distancing. We have closed all City play structures and are monitoring social distancing at other City parks, courts and playgrounds. In addition the City has temporarily closed the McArthur Island ring road to vehicle traffic and has suspended the collection of parking and transit fees. Transit riders are asked to board from the rear of the bus and try to maintain two metres of distance wherever possible.

In an effort to protect residents and employees, and practice physical distancing, the City has moved to minimal services and has implemented work-from-home protocols wherever possible. Council meetings have resumed and are available online only. Statutory committee meetings are postponed until further notice.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily. We care about the public’s health and wellbeing, as well as the health and safety of our employees and are actively working with our Emergency Program Manager and Health and Safety Department.

We are following the recommendations of the Federal and Provincial Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.

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    Lloyd George Grade 7 - JOY Project

    by Kris10heather , 19 days ago

    Our son’s Gr. 7 class was encouraged by their amazing educators to create some JOY in their neighbourhood and community. Using safe social distancing measures and showing gratitude to fellow Kamloopsians their projects were thoughtful and well needed in these crazy times!

    Here is our son’s JOY project!

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    Community spirit in the COVID-19 times

    by KamloopsMomma, 27 days ago

    Some of the local Westsyders have been out here filling sandbags for the looming flooding. They have to have filled close to a 50 sandbags if not more. They are filling them for other people just in case they need them.


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    Well done City of Kamloops

    by ba, 29 days ago

    Had our two granddaughters at Mac Park skate park today. The two young ladies working there making sure that everything was going as it should to keep everyone safe, were great. Good job!

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    Thank You - McArthur Island Skate Park Bringing Joy to My Son

    by Andrea, about 1 month ago

    Dear Mr. Mayor,

    I popped by McArthur Island yesterday to see whether the skate park was open/closed/?? As it’s my 6 yr old son’s favourite spot to go but we haven’t brought him since mid March due to social distancing and trying to stay close to home as much as possible.

    But I was DELIGHTED to discover the fencing and limits on number of people inside the skate park - and two delightful staff people there to greet, answer questions, and just generally promote safe and smart use of our parks!

    Today I returned with my son and he’s having... Continue reading

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    Thank you Kamloops!!

    about 1 month ago

    I am so appreciative of our community for coming together and am especially appreciative to everyone working the front line — from bus drivers, to grocery store clerks, to street repair crews, to everyone in healthcare. As a show of support for this effort, the grassy area in front of Royal Inland Hospital is starting to fill up with creative expressions of community appreciation. Being apart is bringing us closer. I am proud of our community.

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    Warming neighbours hearts and bellies :)

    about 2 months ago

    My cul-de-sac neighbours and I have been connecting and checking with each other every week via a group chat. We share little updates on the households, kids, the weather, meals/recipes, share funny gifs and messages, and inquire after each others needs. Extra food/cooking has been shared (dropped off on porches), and it's been a heart/belly-warming reminder of the love and support in our little neck of the woods.

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    Food is the glue keeping friends and family together

    by Jennifer Muir, about 2 months ago

    There is sourdough starter sitting on our kitchen counter. I'm skeptical this gloppy science experiment will end up being the delicious loaves my experienced bread-making neighbour makes, but our family has this extra time on our hands and we've become food-trial warriors in the past few weeks.

    There's been vegan cake attempts, instant pot meals, and slow cooker soups galore as we find pandemic stress relief from the satisfaction of cooking and baking. Sharing recipes, food-making follies, and favourite wines is a hot topic of phone and online conversations with friends from near and far, too. The food fails are... Continue reading