Town of Minto temporarily closes recreation, culture facilities

MINTO – The Town of Minto is temporarily closing a number of public facilities in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“As COVID-19 spreads and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health warns against large gatherings of people,”  all Town of Minto recreation and culture facilities are closed until further notice as of 5pm on March 13.

The town press release states this includes all arenas, curling clubs, community halls, museums, theatres and town run facilities.

As such, all programming, both municipally-run and third-party rentals, within these facilities are also cancelled.

Currently, the Town of Minto municipal office will remain open and town business will proceed as usual.

“I don’t anticipate that will change unless the situation changes,” CAO Derrick Thomson told the Advertiser. “The situation is super fluid, it’s changing by the hour, so were adapting like we should be.”

“This is a decision that will be disappointing to many and inconvenient for some, however, the Town of Minto is committed to keeping public safety as top priority in this unique circumstance,” the town states in the release.

This town states the closures will remain in effect until March 20.

“The situation will continually be reassessed by staff and updates will be provided as needed through traditional and social medias,” the release notes.

The town states any questions can be directed to the Town of Minto municipal office at 519-338-2511. Municipal staff will be in contact with anyone who has a rental agreement within this time period.

For a complete list of county closures due to COVID-19, click here.

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