New Covid-19 update from the Town of Midland

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Town of Midland extends closures, changes to transit until June 30, NSSRC camps cancelled

June 3, 2020 – With the Ontario Government extending the emergency declaration for four weeks, in an effort to further control the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Midland is announcing that the closure of Town facilities has been extended until at least June 30, 2020.

Facilities Impacted

  • Town Hall – employees continue to work remotely, with essential services provided by appointment only.
  • Fire Department – Closed to public tours/educational activities, inspections done on a case-by-case basis.
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Centre – Closed to public.
  • NSSRC – Closed to public. Facility rentals/bookings will not be accepted until further notice. Full refunds for cancelled bookings will be provided once centre is fully reopened.

Essential services such as Policing, Fire Services and Water/Wastewater Services will not be interrupted by these closure extensions.

Outdoor Amenities

The following amenities also remain closed/unavailable until further notice:

  • Visitor Information Centre, marina services, washrooms & showers, waste disposal bins at Midland Harbour;
  • Playground equipment and structures, public washrooms; and
  • • Beaches at Little Lake Park, Pete Pettersen Park, and Gawley Park.

The following amenities are open:

  • • Town Dock for seasonal boaters;
  • • Boat launch at Pete Pettersen Park;
  • • Parks & sports fields, basketball & pickleball courts;
  • • Tennis court at Tiffin Park;
  • Off-leash dog park, skateboard park and frisbee golf course (all in Little Lake Park)
  • Park benches and shelter (picnic tables have not been installed at this time); and
  • • Midland Rowing Club.

Any person using these outdoor amenities must adhere to the following government regulations:

  • • Practice physical distancing of two metres from other users;
  • • Team sports are not to be played or practiced on the fields/courts; and
  • Any sports or games that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other are not allowed.

Transit Impacts

Until further notice, Mid-Pen Transit Service will remain free for riders, and continue to operate Monday to Friday, using the "Saturday" schedule. In addition, the temporary suspension of transit service on Saturdays, will continue until further notice. Riders are asked to board and deboard using the rear doors when it is an option, to maintain physical distance from transit operators. Riders with disabilities may still use the front door if needed. For more details on the schedule, please visit: www.midland.ca/Pages/transit.aspx

NSSRC Summer Camps

The Sports Camp (July 6-10) and Hockey Day Camp (July 13-17) at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre have been cancelled. Full refunds will be mailed out to those already registered/paid. Contact the NSSRC Customer Service at 705-526-9395 if you have any questions.

The Town of Midland will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates on the Town of Midland website at Midland.ca/COVID-19, and we encourage residents to follow our social media channels for updates as well, @MidlandON on Twitter, and @townofmidland on Facebook.

For more information on the state of COVID-19 in our area, please contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 or visit their website at simcoemuskokahealth.org.

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