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Belize City Council implements Covid-19 measures

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 2:47 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Belize City Council issued a statement today saying that the council has been engaged in implementing strategies to assist all residents in being informed and proactive.

Given the likelihood of the disease making its way into the country, the council is advising all citizens to employ these safety measures outlined by the official health authorities to keep you and your family prepared for the arrival of COVID19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly for at least twenty seconds.
  • Maintain a distance of 3 feet or more from any person who is coughing or sneezing in your immediate surroundings.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth at all costs with your hands as your hands can transfer the virus to these entry points.
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when sneezing or coughing.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, stay at home and seek medical attention immediately.

Be sure to call ahead before showing up for physical consultations so that your healthcare provider can direct you to the right public health authority.

The council has also implemented measures to mitigate any risks that may affect its staff.

As of March 17, all employees have participated in sensitization sessions surrounding the prevention of COVID-19.

The council has also obtained additional hygienic supplies in conjunction with the cleaning agents used by our janitors.

In regards to accessing the services of the City Council, the council will work as efficiently as possible to ensure that our services remain uninterrupted.

However, in recognition of the situation, the Belize City Council has outlined some precautionary measures that have been effected at the City Hall, namely:


  • There are hand sanitizer stations set up at reception and customer service areas. We ask that visitors entering the office kindly use these stations before proceeding to interact with our frontline personnel or other residents present.
  • In order to reduce unnecessary mass gatherings and physical contact, we ask that, where possible, you utilize our online payment services to pay bills due to the council such as property tax and trade license.
  • Customers can have their property tax statements sent to their personal emails by contacting our Customer Care line at (280-4014) and providing our personnel with the appropriate information.
  • Additionally, we ask that any person seeking to voice concerns or pose inquiries regarding the works of the council address them to our customer care personnel via phone call or email at [email protected].

In conjunction with these precautions, it is crucial that you remain current with the updates shared by our official health authorities such as the Ministry of Health, the Department of Health Services and the World Health Organization on a daily basis.

“We remain in solidarity with our residents during this challenging time and will explore all measures to assist in the prevention of all threats to our city,” a statement from the council said.


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