City extends closure of all facilities to April 30

All April events cancelled to slow the spread Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guelph, Ont., March 25, 2020—Based on the Ontario government’s declaration of an emergency, and advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, the City of Guelph is extending the closure of all City facilities to April 30 to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The closure extension includes recreation centres, libraries, museums, theatres, City Hall and the Provincial Offences Court.

“Things are still changing every day and based on the latest information from the province about essential services and recommended closures, we’re extending the closure of our facilities and cancelling April events, including Guelph’s annual  Clean and Green community cleanup event,” said Guelph Mayor, Cam Guthrie. “I have also decided to cancel the regularly scheduled Council and planning meetings for the month of April. Any further emergency meetings of council will be considered on an ongoing basis.”

Refunds for programs and events

Anyone who registered for City programs and events or booked facilities in April will be given a refund. The City has begun the process of issuing refunds and will contact people to complete the refund process within the next two weeks if needed. 

“While we’re taking this day-by-day, we know that this situation is not going to clear itself up by April 6 when we had hoped to reopen facilities,” said Scott Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Guelph. “Should things improve sooner than expected we’d look to re-open our facilities, but for now we’re playing it safe to protect our community and our employees.”

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