The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has released a message regarding measures taken in response to COVID-19:
Keeping in line with measures being taken by the Province, the Town will be closing the Meridian Credit Union and Centennial Arenas, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queenston Libraries and the Community Centre to the public, effective midnight tonight (March 12). Facilities will reopen on Monday, April 5.
Programming scheduled to run within these facilities – including March Break Camp, Niagara Nursery Services, Library programming, Public Skates and hockey games/tournaments – will be suspended until that time. Staff will arrange reimbursements for cancellations of any previous bookings.
While closed, this will give staff an opportunity to conduct annual maintenance of these facilities. These are temporary, preventative measures, aimed at flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19. We acknowledge that Niagara-on-the-Lake has a high number of residents over the age of 50, one of the demographics identified as most vulnerable. We are doing our part as a municipality to safeguard our community by taking these proactive and protective actions.
Members of the Town’s Emergency Operation Centre have been actively meeting and have developed a business continuity plan to ensure that residents continue to receive essential services.
In the meantime, we ask that you do your part by remaining calm, by practicing social distancing, by continuing to adhere to prevention techniques outlined by Niagara Region Public Health and by not overloading hospital and health facilities. If you believe you have any symptoms, please call Telehealth first at 1-866-797-0000. Even though one case has now been confirmed in Niagara, please remember that the risk to residents remains low.
There are many ways we can serve you online – if you don’t absolutely need to come into the Town Administrative Office, please don’t. Call first between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at 905-468-3266 or take advantage of our online service requests at notl.com. Additional informative resources can be found at notl.com/COVID-19.