COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATES
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mount Pearl is working to manage the risk for our community to the extent that we can. The City is supporting the direction from both Federal and Provincial government, health authorities and agencies, and taking measures necessary to protect our employees, residents and businesses.
The City has aligned services and programming with the Alert Levels outlined in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador NL Life with COVID-19 Plan. Please see below for the latest information, this page will be updated regularly as new details are released.
Proof of Vaccination Requirement – Recreation Facilities
In accordance with public health, effective Friday, October 22, 2021, people ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption in order to access all city recreation facilities, including:
- Admiralty House Communications Museum
- Campia Gymnastics
- Glacier Arena
- Gloria Pearson Community Centre
- Park Place Community Centre
- Pearlgate Track and Field
- Reid Community Centre
- Soccer Hut
- David’s Tennis Complex
- Summit Centre
- Team Gushue Softball Building
For full details click here.
Mandatory Face Masks
Effective September 18, 2021, wearing a non-medical mask that covers the nose and mouth is mandatory for people ages 5 years or older, with some exemptions, in the most public indoor settings. Click here for details.
Facilities & Recreation
All city facilities are open to the public with public health restrictions in place. We continue to take direction from our public health agencies around the operation of our City’s facilities and programs.
The City’s first priority is to protect the health and wellness of our residents and employees, and at times some services may be impacted. The City is currently offering:
- Garbage collection, as per the regular schedule
- Recycling collection, as per the regular schedule:
- Place no more than six (6) bags of recyclables per household to the curb
- Torn bags will not be accepted, and any loose recycling will be the responsibility of the resident
- Litter collection
- Street and sidewalk cleaning
- Development and building permit applications
- Private sewer line
- Facilities maintenance
- Water testing
- Essential water and sewer operations
- Municipal enforcement
- Public council meetings (conducted virtually and streamed online via the City’s YouTube channel)
- Engineering and procurement services
- Corporate Services functions
- Virtual events
- Cul-de-sac snow removal
- Bulk garbage collection by appointment only
- Regular bulk garbage collection beginning in May
- Yard waste collection
- Animal Control services
- In-person visits to businesses or households (to the extent possible)
All city facilities have reopened, however, we are prepared to activate a work from home approach when necessary to ensure business continuity and to maintain services.
The City of Mount Pearl recognizes that COVID-19 is having a significant impact on our business community. We are committed to supporting businesses to the extent that we can and are taking the following initiatives:
- Waived all interest on business tax, commercial property tax, and water bills until December 31, 2020.
- Conducted a survey to understand the impacts on local businesses and determine if/where the City can provide support.
- Created a list of available government resources, events, and news to assist your organization during this time. Find them here.
- Download a printable COVID-19 sign package that can be placed throughout your workplace or business.
- Find a list of businesses that have adapted to offer safe services here.
What else can you do?
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within communities and across the country, all Canadians are advised to follow national and provincial guidelines including:
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19
- Avoid gathering in groups outside your extended bubble
- Limit contact with people at higher risk, such as older adults and those in poor health
- When you leave your home, always keep a distance of 2 metres/6 feet from others
- Practice proper hygiene, which can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food (use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available).
- When coughing or sneezing, cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand. Dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
If you exhibit symptoms of the flu (coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, pneumonia in both lungs), please call 811 and adhere to the advice given.
We encourage everyone to stay informed by following credible sources of information.