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Media Release - Information Update Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Friday May 22, 2020


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
(For Immediate Release)

Information Update Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

(Prescott) The Prescott Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met virtually today to review and discuss new information updates including the federal and provincial announcements made on May 19, 2020.

Members of the MECG would like to remind all residents in the community that COVID-19 remains a serious concern. Precautions need to continue to be taken even while Ontario as a whole continues to move toward the reopening of society with the province entering Phase I of the “Re-Opening Ontario Framework” on May 19. This means continuing to practice social distancing, wash your hands thoroughly, and wear a non-surgical mask in public situations such as shopping where you may unavoidably come into close contact with others.

Seasonal leaseholders are permitted to dock at the Sandra S. Lawn Marina and access fuel, water, and electrical services. Canadian transient boaters may stop briefly for fuel or pump-out services but are not permitted to dock at this time. Due to border restrictions, American boaters are not permitted to enter the marina. There is no access to indoor facilities or amenities for the public or marina leaseholders at this time.

Gatherings of more than 5 people continue to be prohibited by provincial order. An exemption has been made for outdoor (parking lot) religious gatherings. 

As of May 20, 2020, the following Town of Prescott assets remain closed to public until further notice:

  • outdoor picnic sites
  • benches and shelters in park and recreational areas
  • play structures and amenities in all municipal parks
  • outdoor park washroom facilities
  • Kelly’s Beach
  • Prescott Centennial Pool
  • Kiwanis Skatepark
  • Prescott Scuba Park
  • Rotary Lighthouse

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