COVID-19 Update: Frequently Requested Resources

5th Street Bridge Project

The 5th Street Bridge Project is underway. Expect delays and detours if you drive, walk, cycle or take transit. Plan ahead and allow extra time for daily commutes. Construction continues until October 2021. Learn more:


City of Courtenay Facilities

The Lewis Centre, Florence Filberg Centre and The LINC Youth Centre facilities have limited availability at this time. Patrons who have registered for programs or those who have pre-reserved for fitness classes or the Wellness Centre will have access to the facility at designated times. Learn more:

All other City of Courtenay facilities remain closed. City staff are providing assistance by phone and email, and as many business operations as possible are continuing under the circumstances.

Frequently Requested City Services


Public Health Orders from the Provincial Health Officer

Face masks are mandatory in all indoor public facilities in British Columbia following the order of the Provincial Health Officer.

BCCDC guidance on proper mask use

Island Health, January 15 2021: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

Winter Program Update, January 8, 2021: An update on the winter program session and classes offered in January and February.


Comox Valley local governments are taking precautionary measures in support of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Ministry of Health and their efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.


The Comox Valley Regional District has opened a regional level 2 emergency operations centre to help manage this situation in collaboration with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland to support public health and the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

For updates visit:


Region-wide Updates - Comox Valley Regional District

November 3, 2020: Comox Valley local governments encouraging masks in all facilities

September 25, 2020: Regional EOC Provides Update on COVID-19 Enforcement

June 1, 2020: Local Governments and School District 71 Announce the Reopening of Public Playgrounds Effective Immediately

May 20, 2020: Indoor Recreation Facilities Remain Closed Until Further Notice

May 11, 2020: Regional Emergency Operations Centre Reopening Select Outdoor Recreation Facilities

April 9, 2020: Regional EOC Provides Update on Education and Enforcement of Physical Distancing

March 24, 2020: The Regional EOC Announces Comox Valley-wide Open Burning Ban

March 23, 2020: The Regional EOC Announces Further Closures for the Region

March 20, 2020: The Regional EOC Announces Official Spokesperson 

March 17, 2020: The CVRD Opening a Regional Level 2 Emergency Operations Centre


City of Courtenay Updates

March 27, 2020: Courtenay City Council Update on Local Response to COVID-19 Crisis

March 16, 2020: City of Courtenay Closing All Facilities to the Public Until Further Notice

March 16, 2020: City of Courtenay Closing Recreation Facilities Until Further Notice

March 13, 2020: Courtenay Recreation: COVID-19 Update


Stay Informed

Local and Provincial Resources:

Additional Resources:

COVID-19 Information Lines:

  • Government of Canada novel coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397 
  • BC COVID Information Line for non-medical information on the virus, from travel recommendations to social distancing:
    1-888-COVID-19 (1-888-268-4319) seven days a week 7:30 am until 8:00 pm
    or text 604-630-0300

For those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

You can also call the Health Information Line 8-1-1.