City closing Estevan Leisure Centre and some facilities in response to COVID-19
For immediate release: March 16, 2020 – 11:00 pm
The City of Estevan has developed a plan to ensure that all essential municipal services will remain intact, should Provincial/National Health Authorities declare an outbreak of the virus in our region. At this time, there has not been any confirmed or presumptive case in our area.
“We have decided to close non-essential services and facilities effective Tuesday, March 17. This was a decision that Council did not make lightly, but are aligning with the messaging from Health Canada as well as the Government of Saskatchewan.”
“We want to make sure we can maintain essential services, and one of the ways we can do this is to limit non-essential contacts in the community, including for our staff,” stated Mayor Ludwig.
Until further notice, the following facilities will be closed indefinitely for public access as of Tuesday, March 17:
- Estevan Leisure Centre and all entities within the facility, including Senior Centre and the Nicholson Centre
- Indoor Rinks/Curling Centres
- Outdoor Park Buildings
- City Hall – services over the phone will remain open; payments can be made through the dropbox at City Hall, through your bank or online.
The Landfill will remain open.
Staff will be working in the facilities to ensure safety and cleanliness.
We are actively monitoring the situation and will continue to evaluate when the facilities and programing may reopen.
We will be reviewing the amount of paid users of the facility and will determine a resolution for reimbursement of paid passes.
City Wide registration event will be cancelled. We urge organizations and users to register directly with the organization they would like to register for. Red Cross lessons are available for registration on March 31 at 5:30 pm. Walk-in registrations will not take place due to facility closures.
The provincial health ministry encourages everyone to be mindful of good hand hygiene, cough etiquette and social distancing. For those who have risk factors such as old age, or underlying health issues, medical experts encourage those people to stay away from crowded areas.
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