COVID-19 Updates for Corner Brook Residents

This page is for important updates regarding City of Corner Brook business and operations in light of the COVID-19 spread.

The development of the COVID-19 Situation has been fluid. This page will be revised daily Mon-Fri and whenever necessary through weekends.

Residents are invited to also follow our Social Media feeds on Twitter and on Facebook.

City of Corner Brook Information:

COVID-19 is having significant impacts on residents and businesses in the City. As such, we are providing targeted relief measures to help our community during this difficult time. Information about this initiative can be found at www.cornerbrook.com/tax-relief.

Important contact numbers and procedures for residents during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

The Civic Centre has been closed to the public until further notice.

The City Fire Hall has been closed to the public until further notice.

The Water Treatment Plant has been closed to the public until further notice.

Corner Brook Transit will continue to run until further notice. As per advice from Provincial and Canadian Governments, riders who exhibit flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to board the bus. Seats within six feet of the driver have been cordoned off. No more than four riders will be allowed on the bus at one time. Transit will cease operation between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to allow for further sanitizing. Riders are asked to use transit for essential trips only.

COVID-19 Outbreak: Guidance for Taxi Drivers.

Today, June 8, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador has entered a new level of Public Health Measures.
As a result, some employees will be returning to work in municipal buildings, while others will continue to work remotely wherever possible. Measures have been taking within City Hall in order to ensure the safety of staff. These include:

– Staff orientation to take place for each staff returning to the building
– Staff will use separate entrances and exits.
– Directional guidelines are in place.
– Restrictions on in-person meetings.
– Physical Distancing will be required at all times.
– The City will always follow guidelines established by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

City buildings will remain closed to the public at this time. City services will remain uninterrupted.

The City will continue to follow the lead of our provincial counterparts as well as Western Health, and inform residents accordingly through our website and on our social medias.

Tax payments can be sent by mail, through telephone banking, online banking, or by preauthorized payments.  For further information about these options, contact Customer Service at 637-1500 or the Tax Collector at 637-1568 or go to www.cornerbrook.com/payment-options

Issuing building permits, as well as Planning and Development of the city will continue. Those wishing to apply for a building permit can use a new online form, which is available here.  Guidelines are in place for the safety and health of our employees. We ask for the public’s patience since our Business Continuity Measures may result in some service delays. For more information, head to the Building Permits Page and the Planning and Development Page.

Spring Cleanup has been moved to May 25-June 5. Please see here for more information

For information about Community Partners and the services they provide, such as the foodbank, Red Cross or Status Of Women Council, please follow this link.

For general inquiries related to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador services please call: 1-833-771-0696 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

For medical advice and recommendations please visit:

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has declared a Public Health Emergency. For more information about what this means, please see here: www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

If you are symptomatic, please stay isolated use the COVID-19 811 Self-Assesment tool, here: www.811healthline.ca/covid-19-self-assessment. You will receive further advice after using the self-assessment tool.

Regarding Self-Isolation: 

Anyone arriving to Newfoundland and Labrador from outside of Canada on or after March 14, 2020 at 7:00pm NDT is required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival in Canada.

Anyone arriving to the province from outside of Newfoundland and Labrador on or after March 20, 2020 is required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival.

If you wish to communicate a concern about an individual or business that may be acting in contradiction to the orders issued under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act, please go to www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

For anyone having non-medical issues or concerns regarding self-isolation, please call the Canadian Red Cross COVID-19 help line at 1-800-863-6582, available 8:00am to 8:00pm daily.

For Mental Health Support visit www.bridgethegapp.ca or call 1-855-753-2560