Public Service Announcement
Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Updated Closures
Alert Level 3 Effective 12:01 AM, December 23, 2021
Public Safety Message
Release Date: December 22, 2021

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is advising the public that it closely monitors information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of 12:01 AM, Thursday, December 23, 2021, the entire province is moving to Alert Level 3.

For the public’s safety, and in follow up to the precautions previously announced; the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is advising residents of the below-updated information effective Thursday, December 23, 2021:

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES:

• Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES:

• EJ Broomfield Memorial Arena (Maximum 100 People). Amateur sport and recreation activities are limited to team practice, training, and intra-squad competition. Inter-squad, inter-division, inter-league, and inter-association competitions are not permitted.
• Kinsmen Park Walking Path (9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 7 Days Week, subject to change)
• Lake Melville Dog Park (subject to change)
• Recycling Activities at CAF Arena on Northside (MOT) (subject to change)

The Kinsmen Park Walking Path, Lake Melville Dog Park, and Recycling Activities at CAF Arena (HVGB Recyclers) are open (subject to change). Residents must adhere to Physical Distancing Guidelines at these facilities. The Town will monitor facilities.

If deemed physical distancing is an issue at these facilities, they will be closed to the public in the interest of public health and safety. Washroom facilities are not available at Kinsmen Park and CAF Arena HVGB Recycling. Access to Kinsmen Park Walking Trail will be from the Parking Lot. For information about the HVGB Recyclers, please refer to their Facebook Page.

ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING:

• Town Hall (recommend call 896-3321 for an appointment)
• Water & Sewer Services
• Roads (Snow Clearing)
• Residential Roadside Garbage Pickup
• Municipal Landfill (Dump)
• Fire & Emergency Services
• Municipal Enforcement (including Animal Control) call 896-3322 or complaints@townhvgb.com

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 Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health’s office, the 13th 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 asks residents to please share this information, particularly with our seniors who 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 prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

For more information on Alert Level 3 and to stay up to date on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit:

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-levels/alert-level-3/