COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 17, 2020

Posted On Tuesday March 17, 2020
NEWS RELEASE
March 17, 2020
 
COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 17, 2020 
 
Gravenhurst, ON - As part of the Town of Gravenhurst’s ongoing response to COVID-19, all Town facilities will be closed to public access effective today at 4:30 PM (March 17 to April 5). This timeline will be evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure the safety of the community and our staff.  These closures now include:
 
• Gravenhurst Town Office, 3-5 Pinerdige Gate
• Gravenhurst Centennial Centre 101 Centennial Drive
• Gravenhurst Public Library, 180 Sharpe Street
• Gravenhurst Opera House, 295 Muskoka Road South
• All Gravenhurst Public Works Buildings
• Gravenhurst Cemetery Office, 124 Lofty Pine Dr.
• Town Fire Halls (This does not impact Emergency response)
• Gravenhurst Seniors Centre, 480 First St.N
 
Essential services will continue to be delivered to the community including Fire and Emergency and road operations. Additionally, staff will be onsite at Town Office to provide regular business tasks that can be undertaken by phone and/or computer. We encourage members of the public to access Town services by calling (705-687-3412), emailing
(info@gravenhurst.ca) or visiting our website (www.gravenhurst.ca). This is all in the ongoing effort to promote social distancing and to protect the health and well being of our citizens and Town staff.
 
This approach is consistent with the responses to COVID-19 by our neighbouring municipalities in the District and the District itself.
 
“We will provide as many services as we can during this challenging time and will look to our senior management team to explore creative ways to ensure staff remain as accessible to the community as possible,” said Mayor Paul Kelly. “I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and I encourage you and your family to remain calm and stay safe,” added the Mayor.
 
For the latest updates on all Town of Gravenhurst closures and cancellations, please visit:
 
The Town will continue to meet on a regular basis to support the needs of the community while we consult with our neighbouring municipalities, Ministry of Health and community partners.
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For more information, please contact: 
 
Jason Harnett
Communications Specialist - Town of Gravenhurst 
705-687-3412 Ext.239