City taking steps in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020

As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19 ) continues to unfold, the City of Spruce Grove will be taking some necessary actions to respond to this rapidly changing issue.

“The health and safety of our residents and our staff is of the utmost importance to us,” said Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston. “These decisions have been made with a focus on keeping our community well and we would like to reassure residents that the City has plans in place to ensure that essential services are maintained during this time.”

What the City is doing:

  • Effective immediately all events held within the next 30 days at Horizon Stage will be cancelled.
  • Effective Saturday, March 14, we are closing all City-owned recreation facilities, including the Border Paving Athletic Centre and the Agrena.
  • We are suspending the rentals of all City-owned facilities, such as the Elks Hall.
  • The Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16, has been cancelled because it is a non-decision making meeting.

Additional closures include:

Starting Monday, March 16, we will be posting daily website updates at www.sprucegrove.org/COVID19 to keep our community informed during this rapidly changing situation.

We are asking our staff to take various precautions, including limiting in-person meetings and reconsidering personal travel plans. We have also postponed any out-of-province staff development until further notice.

We continue to ask the community, as well as our staff, to take actions that will prevent the spread of germs by practicing healthy habits such as proper and frequent handwashing, catching germs in tissues or the inside of your elbow, and staying home if you are experiencing fever or cough.

If you have further questions or concerns about COVID-19, call Health Link 811 or your healthcare provider.

All Albertans are encouraged to visit alberta.ca/COVID19 for the latest information, guidance and resources.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community well.

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