City of Parksville offices will fully reopen to the public on June 21, with regular pre-COVID hours of operation.
City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the operations department in the industrial park will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1–4 p.m., the city said in a media release. Council meetings will open to the public starting Sept. 8.
Masks will be mandatory while in city buildings until public health orders change, which is expected to be after Sept. 7, according to the city. Entrance to the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre (PCTC) is from Jensen Avenue East only, with a one-way system in place to reduce contacts. Exit is through the cenotaph doors. Main floor washrooms will open for public use on June 21.
“Through the global pandemic, the City of Parksville continued to provide most civic services and took the necessary steps to protect the public and help limit the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to closely monitor the situation in B.C. and locally,” reads the release.
City staff may choose to meet with the public either in-person or virtually and in-person meetings will comply with protocols on physical distancing and masks. For now, access to the Vancouver Island Library continues to be the outside entrance, east parking lot, according to the city.
The city said its website, as well as Let’s Talk Parksville, provides updates on any changes to operations. Signs at the PCTC will assist residents and the city will continue to make sanitizer available.