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Whistler Community Services Society is able to provide assistance to anyone in our community struggling with proper self isolation. Whether you need food, hygiene products, financial assistance and connectivity- support is available.
Book an appointment with an outreach worker at mywcss.org/contact-outreach/.
There are a variety of programs and resources available to support the health and well-being of the Whistler community throughout the COVID-19 situation. For more information about local, provincial and federal resources, visit the Community health and social services page.
Whistler Alert is Whistler’s emergency notification system. It is used only during emergencies where there is an immediate threat to lives or property. For example: an evacuation alert or order, shelter in place order or boil water notice.
Sign up to receive emergency notifications from Whistler Alert at whistler.ca/whistleralert.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to protecting the health and safety of its residents, visitors and staff. The Public Health Office order requiring businesses to have COVID-19 Safety Plans expired on April 8, 2022. WorkSafeBC is supporting employers to transition from safety plans to communicable disease prevention to manage the risk of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases in the workplace.
Facility-specific procedures have also been introduced to ensure safe operations as RMOW programs and services resume. Learn more.
It is important to note that the RMOW takes direction from Vancouver Coastal Health when it comes to decisions on public health issues. They are the lead agency on all public health matters in Whistler and are responsible for ensuring the health and safety and providing direction to the community if there were to be an outbreak. VCH works in concert with the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Public Health Agency of Canada and is the best organization to respond to questions about efforts to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Two working groups comprised of community-wide representatives were formed in 2020 to coordinate Whistler's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Taking key information from community input as well as sector groups, the Whistler Recovery Working Group and the Social Services Working Group are helping to identify key short term actions for the municipality and other organizations toward pandemic recovery. Learn more.
RMOW Council presentations
If you are concerned about COVID-19 symptoms, do not go to the Whistler Medical Centre. Call 8-1-1 and follow the directions you are given.
VCH advises the most important steps residents and visitors can take to protect themselves and our community from COVID-19 are:
- Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.
- Stay home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms.
- Limit contact with people who appear to be ill.
Additional information is available at:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: www.vch.ca
- BC Centre for Disease Control: www.bccdc.ca
- Public Health Agency of Canada: www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html
Emergency planning is core to the work a municipality does to ensure we can continue to provide services to the community, whether planning for a pandemic, flood or wildfire. We are required by provincial legislation to have a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan in place that outlines how we would continue essential municipal services if facing a hazard in the community. We encourage all residents to visit whistler.ca/emergency to find out how to prepare for any emergency that may affect our community.