March 18, 2020

As Kitimat’s Mayor, and on behalf of Council, I would like to reassure the community that the District of Kitimat and numerous other organizations, agencies, and individuals are all diligently working to ensure our community navigates these challenging times in a safe and steadfast manner.

The threat of COVID-19 has forced the global community to unite in altering our daily lives, in order to minimize the transmission and mitigate the negative implications of the virus. In these efforts, we are seeing unprecedented actions being taken by governments, agencies, and individuals across the world.

Presently, the District of Kitimat is taking precautionary measures to lessen the threat in our community; I encourage you to stay informed of District COVID-19 activity and situations by visiting or calling 250.632.8900.

I also implore everyone in our community, whether a resident or a guest, to do your part by engaging in proactive measures to combat the threat of COVID-19 in Kitimat. For information on what you can do, please visit the following resources:

  • Northern Health (
  • HealthLink BC (
  • BC Center for Disease Control (
  • Health Canada (
  • World Health Organization (

As we navigate these challenging times, please remember to rely on official sources of information, do not engage in panic buying or hoarding, wash your hands, and practice social distancing. Through cooperation and consideration, we can ensure Kitimat remains a safe and healthy community for all of us to enjoy.

Mayor Phil Germuth


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