COVID-19 Public Notice #8: Scugog extends closures and cancellations until further notice

Posted On Sunday April 05, 2020

Under the Declaration of Municipal Emergency in effect for Scugog and following the direction and guidance of Regional and Provincial Health information and orders, the Township of Scugog will extend the closure of all public facilities and the cancellation of programs and events until further notice.

This closure includes the municipal office, public facilities, parks and other recreation amenities. The closure includes the cancellation of in person public open houses, statutory public meetings, council advisory committees, committee of adjustment, and all recreation programs and events, as well as extending the burn ban, until further notice or as otherwise determined by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in consultation with the Mayor.

Mayor Drew reminds residents that operational changes are made to protect resident’s health, “Under the declaration of emergency, we have decided to extend our closures and cancellations to safeguard the health of the community.” She added, “This is a stressful time for many and I am very proud of the community in joining our ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.”

The following Scugog facilities remain closed until further notice:

•         Scugog Municipal Office (181 Perry St.)

•         Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC -1655 Reach Street)

•         The Lookout located at SCRC

•         Blackstock Recreation Complex (3440 Church St., Blackstock)

•         All Township Community Halls including the Latcham Centre

•         Scugog Memorial Public Library

•         Fire Administration Office (30 Crandell St., Port Perry) Burn permits will not be issued until further notice.

•         Playgrounds, Skate Parks, Dog Park and ALL Recreation areas closed

•         Docks, Piers and Boat Launches closed to the public - Boat Launch passes will not be issued until further notice.

 

All playground structures and park amenities, including sports fields, skate parks, parking lots, basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelters, splash pads, beaches, boat launch, and boat docks will be closed until further notice. Green spaces in parks and throughout the Township of Scugog, that aren't otherwise closed would remain open for walk-through access only, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. Appropriate signage and barricades have been erected.

CAO Paul Allore assures residents that closures and cancellations will be assessed in the coming weeks. “The Emergency Operations Team will assess daily the COVID-19 situation. We will evaluate our dates in relation to Regional and Provincial health information.”

At this time, the closures and cancellations apply to Spring Recreation and Fitness programs until further notice. Mr. Allore added, “A decision concerning the possible postponement or cancellation of summer camps, the opening of the Scugog Shores Museum and Birdseye Pool will be further evaluated in the coming weeks.”

Bookings for all sports field permits are also suspended until further notice.

Although our Township facilities are closed temporarily to the public, staff continue to serve the community, working from the facilities and/or from home taking into the consideration Provincial physical distancing requirements. Staff are available to assist you via email or phone during our regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

If you require a service that is time sensitive or critical, please call 905-985-7346 or email mail@scugog.ca    

Any updates regarding the Township of Scugog’s response to COVID-19 will be communicated online at scugog.ca/covid19 and through social media @TwpofScugog.

 

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Media Contact

Lori Bowers

Manager Communications and Strategic Initiatives

lbowers@scugog.ca