Cranbrook, BC (March 16, 2020 @ 10:02pm) – With the recent public developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the province and the country the past several days, the City of Cranbrook has and will continue to monitor the situation very closely.
At this point, all City offices, arenas and the aquatic centre are still open. However, all lessons at the aquatic centre scheduled to start on Monday March 16, 2020 have been cancelled, while the hot tub, steam room and sauna remain closed following a decision on Friday March 13. Aquafit classes and swimming are still available, as is the walking concourse at Western Financial Place.
As this situation is changing daily, the City of Cranbrook will provide public updates as needed around our operations and services to keep you informed. The City of Cranbrook has and will continue to take direction and guidance from both the regional and provincial health authorities.
“Right now, we understand that the risk of COVID-19 in Cranbrook is considered low, but that does not mean that we are being complacent,” says Mayor Lee Pratt. “At the administrative level, staff is watching the situation carefully and monitoring the latest information coming from Interior Health and the provincial government . We will use this information to determine if and when the City might need to limit public access to City facilities or services.”
Residents and businesses are asked to keep up-to-date on the latest around COVID-19, provided by HealthLink BC at https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.
It is important to reiterate that the City of Cranbrook will continue to monitor developments and will work closely with Interior Health and the provincial health authorities for their guidance and direction, in the days and weeks ahead.