NewsCity of Courtenay closing all facilities to the public until further notice SHARE ON: Jon Gauthier, staff Monday, Mar. 16th, 2020 Photo of Courtenay City Hall. (Taken by Troy Landreville, MyComoxValleyNow.com Staff.)As a result of the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Courtenay is closing all city facilities to the public until further notice.Courtenay Council and all other City meetings are postponed until further notice.The Public Works Yard will close to the public at 3 pm today until further notice.The Courtenay Fire Hall will close to the public at 3 pm today until further notice. Inspections and public education will also cease. Burning permits will be issued by phone. Please call 250-334-2513.City Hall will close to the public at 3 pm today, with further information to be provided about services once details are available.Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells said the city is reviewing its entire operations. “Our top priority is the safety and health of our staff and first responders and protecting public safety. We thank the public for their patience while we continue to evaluate our operations.“Please follow the directions of our provincial medical health officer. I cannot stress this enough. This pandemic requires an immediate and concerted effort by all levels of government, public agencies, and our community to ‘flatten the curve’. Help reduce the immediate impact from COVID-19 on our healthcare system. And this is good advice at any time, but especially now: wash your hands, and don’t touch your face.”The City of Courtenay is taking these 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).For more information visit the City of Courtenay’s website, here.