Burlington closing recreational facilities for three weeks in response to COVID-19

 

In an ongoing effort to protect the public and city workers from the spread of COVID-19, the city of Burlington has announced that it is closing down its recreational facilities for at least three weeks.

Effective this evening (Friday, March 13), all City recreation facilities are closed and the following services suspended: March Break programming, arenas, pools, and community centres, including the Seniors Centre.

We are evaluating things daily -- and sometimes multiple times during the day -- and will always put residents' health and safety first,” said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

The decision to close City recreation facilities for the next three weeks and cancel programs including March Break does not come lightly, but in meeting with our Crisis Management Team, we feel it is a necessary one.”

Additionally, all City-organized large public meetings and gatherings are also cancelled, with the exception of Committee and Council meetings at City Hall. City Hall will remain open for business with enhanced health and safety protocols for staff.

Burlington’s Crisis Management Team is expected to issue an update on Monday, March 16.

In the meantime, residents are reminded to practice good hygiene, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home if they are feeling sick.

More information can be found at halton.ca/coronavirus, ontario.ca/coronavirus, and canada.ca/coronavirus.

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