City of Owen Sound COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

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Media Advisory

City of Owen Sound COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

Owen Sound, Ontario – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Over the last several days, City of Owen Sound officials have engaged in extensive conversation and consultation with the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit respecting COVID-19. The safety and well-being of Owen Sound residents and staff remains our top priority.

As a result the following precautions are being taken and will remain in place until further evaluated on Wednesday, April 15th:

- All City owned Park Playground Structures are closed.

The COVID-19 virus can survive outdoors in the current weather conditions. As weather conditions change, the City will consult with Grey Bruce Public Health respecting the effect on the virus on outdoor playground structures.

Residents are encouraged to get outdoors, utilize park open spaces, trails and exercise social distancing practices.

Signage will be installed at each park playground structure to indicate the closure.

City Staff will continue to engage and work alongside Public Health Officials to take appropriate measures as necessary.

Members of the public are reminded to be diligent in their hygiene practices:

For more information, please contact Wayne Ritchie at 519-376-4440 ext 1210 or email to

Owen Sound City Hall is located at 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2H4.

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