COVID-19 leads to facility closures in Eckville

The Town of Eckville is utilizing its Pandemic Plan to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

The Town of Eckville is exercising it’s Pandemic Plan in response to the current situation with COVID-19.

As of publication the Eckville Arena, Eckville Community Centre, Eckville Curling Rink, Friendship Centre and library are closed until further notice.

“Closing public buildings when in the best interests of public safety and minimizing the spread of infection based on the recommendations of health officials,” is listed in a statement as a priority to the Town during this time.

Additionally, he Thrift Store will also be closed until further notice to protect its volunteers and the Manor House Charitable Society has called off its meeting.

The Town will continue to maintain essential public works and municipal services, such as garbage and recycling collection, during this time.

The statement also states Town staff have received instruction on how to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus in the work place and to the public through enhanced hygiene, sanitation and prevention measures.

“If you don’t need to go somewhere, don’t go,” advises Mayor Helen Posti, “… wash your hands and take care and enjoy your family.”

If someone is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 they should call 811 and follow their directions, explained Posti.

“They don’t want you to go to a doctors office and I don’t imagine they want you rushing to urgent care,” said Posti of keeping the spread to a minimum.

According to Posti two municipal staff will be in 14 day self isolation upon returning from holidays.

The regular council meeting is set to go ahead, although it may not be open to the public.

Updates will be shared to the Town’s website and Facebook page as they become available.


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