Municipality informs of impact of extended stay-at-home order on municipal services
Tim Brody - Editor
The provincial government announced on May 13 that it would be extending its stay-at-home order until at least June 2 as the province continues to weather the third wave of COVID-19.
In a news release issued on May 14, The Municipality of Sioux Lookout shared that these measures will have a continued impact on municipal services until the current lockdown is lifted.
All Municipal buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice, the Municipality informed, adding, “The Municipality reminds residents that our doors may be closed, but our staff is still working to ensure minimal disruptions to essential Municipal services. Our phone lines are being monitored and we continue our efforts to return calls within two business days.”
Currently, these Municipal facilities remain CLOSED to the public:
- The Municipal Office
- The Recreation Centre and Gymnasium except for vaccination clinics
- The Public Works Garage
- The Fire Hall
- The Airport Administration Building
These Municipal facilities will remain OPEN to the public:
- The Airport Terminal Building
- The Hidden Lake Landfill Site
- The Biidaaban and Sioux Mountain Childrens Centres
The municipality informed that all outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, and public picnic areas are closed, including:
- Baseball diamonds
- Soccer fields
- Golf courses
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Bike and skate parks
- Bocce Courts
“There have been recent reports of people violating these Provincial restrictions by using Municipal outdoor facilities, and some vandalism has also occurred. Additional security cameras have been installed around Municipal properties,” the municipality informed, asking that people, “Remember that outdoor events and gatherings are prohibited by the Provincial Order unless everyone is from the same household, with the exception of one other person who lives alone or is a caregiver for a member of the household.”
“COVID-19 isn’t a “southern Ontario problem.” The coronavirus is right here in the Hub of the North.
“Your continued patience and support is appreciated as we work to protect the health and safety the community,” the municipal news release concluded.