2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Summary

The Town of Smithers is committed to ensuring citizens are kept informed of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are taking direction from the Federal Government, Provincial Government, Northern Health, and the BC Centre for Disease Control in order to do our part to help minimize the spread of this virus. This includes recommendations for social distancing, a tactic to minimize close contact with others in the community by avoiding crowding and cancelling public gatherings, among other measures.

The public is advised to report any complaints of social distancing and self-isolation to the Ministry of Health at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).


Federal Government of Canada - COVID-19 Information

To learn more about Canada’s actions to help Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, refer to Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.



The Provincial Health Officer is the senior public health official for British Columbia, and is responsible for monitoring the health of the population of British Columbia and providing independent advice to the ministers and public officials on public health issues.

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  • BC Government COVID 19 Provincial Support and Information website provides a hub through which you can access critical information as it is updated, including the Provincial Health Officer’s Pandemic Preparedness Page and the BC Centre for Disease Control COVID site.

  • Toll-free non-health phone line at: 1 888 268-4319 (1-888-COVID19), is open between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. seven days a week for non-medical information about the emergency (including latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing, as well as access to support and services from the provincial and federal governments). 

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For more information and Northern Health Authority Updates, please click here. *Updated May 5, 2021.

Northern Health is actively monitoring COVID-19 in Smithers and the Bulkley Valley. To receive up to date information please follow the following link to Northern Health, which links to the BC Centre for Disease Control, COVID-19 on HealthLinkBC and Handwashing on HealthLink BC.

Northern Health has launched a COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line to help answer questions and concerns from Northern BC residents. Northern Health Authority - COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line.

The NH COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line can be reached at 1-844-645-7811.



News Releases COVID-19 Updates *Last update was posted June 5, 2020

For more information, please click here. *Updated April 9, 2020.



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BC Transit Coronavirus COVID-19 Information, please click here.



For more information, please click here. *Updated December 30, 2020


News & Notices

News & Notices

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Summary

posted 11 May 2021

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Call 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319) with Social Distancing concerns.

Dollars to the Door Program

posted 10 May 2021

Apply for your Home Owner Grant

posted 10 May 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, all Home Owner Grant applications are to be submitted directly to the Province of British Columbia.

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