City of Corner Brook Preparing for Phase 3

City of Corner Brook

Today, June 8, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador has entered a new level of Public Health Measures.

As a result, some employees will be returning to work in municipal buildings, while others will continue to work remotely wherever possible. Measures have been taking within City Hall in order to ensure the safety of staff. These include:

– Staff orientation to take place for each staff returning to the building
– Staff will use separate entrances and exits.
– Directional guidelines are in place.
– Restrictions on in-person meetings.
– Physical Distancing will be required at all times.
– The City will always follow guidelines established by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

City buildings will remain closed to the public at this time. City services will remain uninterrupted. We encourage the public to take advantage of our online services which have been enhanced over the past several months. They are available via this link.

Recreational facilities will remain closed at the beginning of Level 3. This includes ball fields, soccer fields, the dog park, the skate park, and the Civic Centre. We ask for the patience of residents throughout the next week while recreational staff develop responsible measures and guidelines for these facilities, in close consultation with the relevant sports and community groups. These measures will be further informed by today’s recommendations from the Province. Summer of 2020 will look different than it has in past years, and some facilities may not open for the remainder of the year. The decisions will be made with the health and safety of the general public in mind, as well as the health and safety of City staff.

In the meantime, walking trails remain open as they have been since the beginning of the Pandemic. June is recreation month, and our staff have assembled a calendar of activities for residents. You can see it via this link. Everyone is invited to take photos throughout the month as they do each activity, and to share them with the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages in order to be entered for a grand prize. The Bay Of Islands and Humber Valley regions are full of extraordinary recreational opportunities in nature, and we can’t wait to see what residents get up to.