COVID-19 Information

The TNRD has taken additional health and safety measures against COVID-19. Physical distancing, increased cleaning and sanitizing in common areas and Plexiglass barriers are just some of the protocols in place for the safety of our staff and the public.

In-person attendance remains limited to TNRD Board of Directors meetings. Members of the public and the media are encouraged to participate via Zoom. The Zoom link for all public meetings can be found on the Events Calendar page on the day of the scheduled meeting, and can be accessed by clicking on the title of the meeting. 

Members of the public may submit questions about items on the agenda by 4:30 pm the day prior to the meeting by email to, or call 250 377-7051.

The TNRD takes COVID-19 seriously and continues to follow the advice from the Provincial Health Officer, guidance from the BC Centre for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and other agencies to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond appropriately.

Masks Optional in TNRD Facilities

Beginning on Friday, March 11, 2022, employees and patrons entering Thompson-Nicola Regional District facilities are no longer required to wear a face mask. This is in line with updated guidance from the Province of British Columbia which states that face masks are no longer required in low-risk, indoor public spaces. Persons entering TNRD facilities may

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New Public Health Orders and Mask Requirements

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, all individuals, places of work and businesses in BC must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel. The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight. The public health orders include mandates that impact TNRD operations, including: Mandatory masks in public indoor

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COVID-19: What the TNRD is Doing

Here’s how we are adjusting our services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The TNRD administration building and all libraries have now reopened Visitors and staff are expected to abide by physical distancing protocols Increased daily cleaning and sanitization of common contact surfaces Physical distancing is required, and the use of masks while in our buildings is

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TNRD Civic Building Open to Public July 6

Kamloops, BC – July 3, 2020 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s downtown Kamloops Civic Building will re-open to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020. The administration office located at 300-465 Victoria Street will be open for regular hours of operation from 8:30 am–4:30 pm. Following the recommendations of BC provincial public health officers and guidelines from

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TNRD Office Reopens After COVID-19 Closure

Kamloops, BC – June 19, 2020 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Civic Building administrative office has reopened to the public by appointment only, with new protocols and safety plans in place. Members of the public can call 250-377-8673 or 1-877-377-8673 (toll-free in BC) to book an appointment with the appropriate department and staff member. Appointments may

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COVID-19 Protocol at Solid Waste Facilities

For the health and safety of staff and visitors related to COVID-19, the TNRD has implemented physical distancing protocols at its sites. This includes increased staffing levels to help ensure that physical distancing requirements are followed, and fewer people will be allowed access to the site at one time. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as you

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Library and Community Hall Closures

Kamloops, BC – March 16, 2020 – As a result of the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District will be closing all Library locations to the public beginning on Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. Please note that Monday, March 16 will be the last day that customers can pick up holds or

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Monitoring and Mitigation

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is closely monitoring the information provided by Federal and Provincial agencies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and is collaborating with other municipal governments to provide updates. The TNRD will continue to take a proactive approach and has a business continuity plan which is being reviewed and enacted as the situation evolves. The

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TNRD’s Response to COVID-19

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is closely monitoring information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has developed a plan based on the recommendations of health officials to ensure every precaution is taken to keep public and staff healthy and safe. Currently, all TNRD services and Library locations remain open. Our Library programs are continuing as planned; however,

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