For Immediate Release
Langley City, BC - The Province has eased back into reopening more retail businesses, restaurants, parks, outdoor spaces, recreation and sports as part of Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan. In compliance with health authorities and WorkSafe BC safety requirements, the City of Langley is pleased to announce that we will reopen the following amenities and facilities on June 1:
- Langley City Hall for tax payments only;
- Offer outdoor youth programming;
- Resume parking enforcement;
- Start reopening park amenities including sports courts, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic shelters, playgrounds, the parkour course at Penzer Park, the greenhouse at Sendall Gardens.
Langley City Hall will be accessible through the north entry only, and the necessary safety plans and protocols will be in place to ensure appropriate physical distancing and proper hygiene practices. Signs reinforcing these safety measures will be posted at the sites to ensure the COVID-19 health measures are followed, including:
- Maintain at least two metres (six feet) away from people from other households;
- Avoid large groups;
- Wash hands thoroughly and frequently; and,
- Stay home if sick.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all in every way. I know that this has been a very challenging time for everyone. As we enter another week of the pandemic, I want to thank our citizens for staying strong and continuing to be kind during this difficult time, and for being there for each other while keeping our community safe as per the directives of our Provincial Health Officer (PHO),” said Mayor Val van den Broek. “As we move into Phase 2 of B.C.’s Restart Plan, the City has put extensive thought into how to reopen the various amenities and facilities, working under the directives of the PHO, provincial government, and within the new guidelines from WorkSafe BC.”
Langley City encourages residents to continue to use the online services provided at langleycity.ca. Taxpayers can pay their property taxes online or through their financial institution’s website. For residential property owners, claim your homeowner grant online at ehog.langleycity.ca
“We are starting to reopen amenities and facilities while not putting anyone at risk, and not undoing what we have done to get to this point. Phase 2 doesn’t mean we are going back to normal operations anytime soon. We are able to slowly and safely reopen with your health and safety remaining our top priority while ensuring that essential services can continue to protect you and your family”, said Mayor Val van den Broek. “Ignoring physical distancing advice can have devastating effects and endanger lives, and there are many ways to stay connected with loved ones as we all do our part to slow the spread. I am proud and encouraged by the generous contributions made by citizens, frontline workers, essential workers, organizations, and businesses who remain dedicated to combatting this virus. This global pandemic is felt here at home and in communities around the world. By working together and supporting each other, we will emerge stronger.”
Langley City Council will be considering reopening more services, amenities, and facilities for residents to enjoy, and the City asks for your patience and understanding as we work to implement changes gradually and cautiously in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19 virus.
For the most up-to-date information, residents are encouraged to visit the municipal website regularly at langleycity.ca/COVID-19, follow Langley City on social media (Facebook and Twitter) for updates, or subscribe to our mailing list.
Watch the video of Mayor Val van den Broek making the announcement
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