FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: March 18, 2020

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

 

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

 

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