Owen Sound city hallOver the last several days, City of Owen Sound officials have engaged in extensive conversation and consultation with the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit respecting COVID-19. The safety and well-being of Owen Sound residents and staff remains our top priority.

As a result of the consultation and in reviewing the Federal Government’s Risk Assessment for Mass Gatherings, the following precautions are being taken and will remain in place until further evaluated on Friday, April 3rd:

- The Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre is closed to all ice rentals, public skating, users of the walking track and large-scale events that are deemed a risk per the Federal Government’s Risk Assessment for Mass Gatherings.

- The Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre is closed to all ice rentals and public skating. The public is encouraged to contact the YMCA Bruce Grey Owen Sound for programming related to YMCA services.

- The Public Works Facility located at 1900 20th Street East is closed to the Public. City Hall remains open for Blue Box and Bag Tag purchasing.

During the time of the public funded school closure, crossing guard services will not be in effect and will resume on Monday, April 6th.

“City staff will strive to ensure that all vital utilities and essential services are maintained to the highest standard and that we protect the citizens of our community,” said Mayor Ian Boddy. “While we recognize the closure of some city facilities affects the public, we encourage everyone to continue to be active in our many parks, open spaces and trail networks.”

City Staff will continue to engage and work alongside Public Health Officials to take appropriate measures as necessary.

Members of the public are reminded to be diligent in their hygiene practices: www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound