MNL asking residents to be patient with Alert Level 2 openings
June 25, 2020
St. John’s, NL – Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador asks residents across the province to be patient as communities work to reopen facilities and offer programs under new Alert Level 2 Guidance.
Under Alert Level 2, which begins today, playgrounds, arenas, pools and fitness centres may reopen with restrictions and additional sanitation protocols. Many of these facilities are municipally owned and operated.
“We want to make sure that residents know that just because these facilities are permitted to open, it does not mean that they will open right away,” said MNL President Sheila Fitzgerald. “The ability of municipalities to offer these services will depend upon a number of considerations including the time required to hire and train staff as well as make the necessary modifications to facilities. We have to support our municipal councils and staff as they work through what is safely possible at this time.”
Municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador, and across the country, are facing financial constraints as a result of COVID-19. Loss of revenue and increased costs have impacted operational budgets. Municipal facilities and services where gatherings occur require increased staffing and sanitization to ensure safety.
Municipalities are working to provide information on what is on offer in their communities. Residents should consult their municipal website, social media or call their town office for more information.
For more information on Alert Level 2 in Newfoundland and Labrador please visit: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/alert-level-2/
For additional municipal guidance visit https://municipalnl.ca/covid-19/faqs/