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City of Saint John has closed its play structures to reduce the spread of COVID-19

26-Mar-2020

Effective today, March 26, all play structures and apparatuses within City-owned playgrounds are closed until further notice. Temporary signage is being installed around these structures over the coming days, and we ask the public to respect all closures. 

“While we understand that the Chief Medical Officer of Health has not directed the closure of play structures, we have been told that the decision can be made at the discretion of the City,” says Lisa Caissie, Public Information Officer with the Saint John Emergency Measures Organization. “As our focus remains on doing what we can to protect as many people as possible from the spread of COVID-19, and in an abundance of caution, we have decided to temporarily close our play structures.” 

City trails and parks, including areas around closed play structures, remain open to the public at this time. When heading out to enjoy these areas, please remember to protect yourself and others by following all directives from public health officials. This includes ensuring proper hand washing, maintaining a social distance of at least 2 metres from others, and avoiding public areas if you are sick.

In line with public health recommendations, the City of Saint John is encouraging exercising, not socializing. 

 

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