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TBM suspends all recreational activities due to COVID-19

TBM has suspended all recreational services and postponed library programs amid COVID-19 preparations.
The Town of the Blue Mountains announced the suspension of all recreational activities on Friday afternoon. Jennifer Golletz/CollingwoodToday

As closures are announced throughout the region due to COVID-19, the Town of the Blue Mountains (TBM) is following suit.

TBM has suspended all recreational activities at the Beaver Valley Community Centre, Craigleith Small Hall and Ravenna Hall, effective immediately until Monday, March 23.

Two of the town’s committee meetings that were scheduled for next week will also be postponed to a later date. However, all other town council and committee of the whole meetings will be proceeding as scheduled.

Residents should note that all council meetings are live-streamed through the town’s website and can be attended remotely.

Town staff will also be meeting next week to re-evaluate the COVID-19 situation.

Other large-scale events and gatherings will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. TBM town hall reminds residents that maintaining social distancing is important to minimize the potential for community transmission.

The TBM would also like the public to know staff have increased sanitizing practices on all common touchpoints and public spaces at all town facilities and recreation centres. Public education focusing on handwashing and cough etiquette has also been increased in high traffic locations.

At this time, the Blue Mountains Public Library (BMPL) will remain open. All programs have been cancelled or postponed, including March Break programming.

The town notes that it is continuing to work with public health officials to monitor and assess any future potential impacts.

For details about the current status of COVID-19 in the TBM community, visit the Grey Bruce Public Health website.

Further public updates from TBM will be posted to the newsroom on the town website.

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