COVID-19 Update

  The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is advising the public that it is closely monitoring information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).   In

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is advising the public that it is closely monitoring information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

In the interest of public safety, and in follow up to the precautions announced on March 13, 2020, the Town also advises that all publicly accessible programs and events, at Town-owned facilities, are suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.

 

Effective Immediately the Town Hall is CLOSED to the Public. Residents requiring assistance are advised to call the Town Hall at 896-3321 or email at [email protected]

 

Meetings of Council will still take place, as needed, and will be available for Live Streaming, however, meetings will be closed to the public gallery. Delegations to Council will be offered by telephone.

 

The updated list of CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES includes:

 

  • Town Hall
  • EJ Broomfield Memorial Arena
  • Municipal Depot
  • Kinsmen Park
  • Husky Park Skate Loop
  • Goose Bay Curling Club
  • Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre
  • Recycling Activities at CAF Arena on Northside (MOT)

 

ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING:

 

  • Water & Sewer Services
  • Roads (Snow Clearing)
  • Residential Roadside Garbage Pickup
  • Landfill (Contractor Access Only) (Closed to General Public)
  • Fire & Emergency  Services

 

These unprecedented measures, though unfortunate, are necessary to be proactive against the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay extends thanks to the public for their understanding at this time.

 

In consultation with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health and guidance released by the office of the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose and Management will monitor updates relating to the pandemic and update residents regularly.

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is asking residents to please share this information, in particular to our Seniors that may not have access to Social Media or the Internet in general.

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay strongly recommends that residents and businesses utilize a cautious approach and exercise recommended practices to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

 

For up to date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay recommends the public utilize the below links:

Government of Canada – Public Health Services

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Chief Medical Officer of Health)  

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

Labrador Grenfell Health News

https://www.lghealth.ca/latest-news

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is reminding residents it has launched a new Mobile App. The App is available to download, free of charge, on the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.

The App will be a great addition to communication updates for our residents, visitors, and businesses. Residents can use it to receive alerts regarding Boil Water Advisories and Traffic Advisories, Media Releases, and information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Other Town Public Service Announcements, Community Calendar Events, as well as other important News, can be accessed via the App.

Note: The App will not duplicate or replace the Emergency Alerts System.

We encourage residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay to download the app and using it to be kept even more informed about what’s happening in our community.

 

To download the App:

 

iPhone IOS Users:

In the App Store search for “happy valley-goose bay,” once located, proceed with download/install.

Open the app and select create an account using an email address and a password of your choice.

 

Android Users:

In the Google Play Store search for “happy valley-goose bay,” once located, proceed with download/install.

Open the app and select create an account using an email address and a password of your choice.