Town of Essex to Shutter Recreation Facilities Sunday Night


Essex has joined surrounding communities in closing its recreation facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The town made the decision at an emergency meeting of council Sunday.

As of 12 a.m. Monday, all recreation facilities will be closed and all upcoming programs and rental bookings will be cancelled until April 6. 

The Town is also asking residents to limit non-essential trips and travel, avoid large gatherings, and maintain thorough environmental and personal cleaning practices.

Town hall will remain open, but officials are asking residents to use the town's online tools for enquiries and services when possible.

An updated list of cancelled events and closed venues can be found here.