FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Takes Further COVID-19 Precautions

Release Date: March 20, 2020

 

 

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 19, 2020, the Town is advising that effective March 18, 2020, the Municipal Landfill has been CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

 

Contractor access will still be permitted.

 

Residential Roadside Garbage Pickup will still continue as per the Contractors Schedule.

 

The updated list of CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES includes:

 

  • Municipal Landfill (CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC)
  • 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

 

All efforts are being made to promote Social Distancing, and these unprecedented measures, though unfortunate, are necessary to be proactive against the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

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.

 

Residents requiring assistance are advised to call the Town Hall at 896-3321 or email at [email protected]

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay extends thanks to the public for their understanding at this time.