A message from the Mayor regarding COVID-19

First and foremost I want to applaud residents of Esquimalt for keeping level heads in these unprecedented times.

I want to assure residents that addressing the COVID-19 virus is a top priority for council and staff. Under the leadership and expertise of provincial health officials, Township staff are taking measures to mitigate the spread of the virus at our facilities including enhanced cleaning measures and adjusted meeting procedures. We take the safety of our staff and the public very seriously.

Esquimalt is a connected community and I encourage you to consider your neighbours when shopping or otherwise going through your day. There may be someone self-isolating who could use a hand so please reach out if you’re able.

Social distancing is a challenge and I commend those taking this necessary step to help slow the spread of the virus. Again, please follow the advice of our health authorities so that we are making informed decisions and taking a measured approach as new information unfolds.

This situation is changing rapidly. To keep you better informed, we are posting updates on a dedicated web page, Esquimalt.ca/covid19. Please check the page or follow us on social media for new information.

- Mayor Barbara Desjardins