Markham Cancels Spring Programs and Extends Closures


 

Markham Cancels Spring Programs and Extends Closures

 

April 4, 2020

Global Korean Post

 

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis, the City of Markham has made the decision to cancel all Spring recreation, culture and library drop-in and registered programs and extend the closure of all City of Markham facilities.

This decision was made following the guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health to help break the chain of transmission of COVID-19. The City of Markham is determined to reinstate our regular programs and services to the public as soon as conditions permit.

Spring program registrations and facility bookings will be cancelled. Sportsfield permits through to June 1 have been suspended. Refunds or credits will be issued accordingly.

Closure of playgrounds and park amenities have been included in the Provincial Emergency Orders and any person violating the order can be fined.  The maximum penalty is $100,000.

 

Do not enter or use the following park amenities:

  • Playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment
  • Sportsfields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Benches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • Community gardens

 

 

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