This morning, March 16, 2020, a meeting of the Emergency Operations Centre Command Staff and activated Section Chiefs came to new decisions for the community.
March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020
Continuing the Town of Hinton actions in the interest of public safety, proactively responding to an evolving worldwide scenario involving COVID-19, the Town of Hinton is closing the Government Centre to the public effective 11am March 16
Further to this, any Town owned and leased out facilities are now asked to practice reduced occupancy; we request that you consider your approved capacity to be halved. This action helps encourage physical distancing while avoiding social isolation.
Community health and safety is our priority. We continue to take steps to help reduce the risk to our residents, visitors and employees.
This closure brings the total list of facility closures to:
Infrastructure Services Building (330 Fleming Drive)
Government Centre Building (131 Civic Centre Rd)
Emergency Services Building (Fire Hall/Bylaw) (184 Eaton Road)
The RCMP Office (111 Civic Centre Road) will be closed to the public. Members of the public may call 780-865-5544 to speak with the detachment.
Always call 911 in an emergency.
Recreation Centre (805 Switzer Drive)
This closure includes the Hinton Municipal Library, Pool facility, Parent Link, Youth Centre and Hinton Children's Learning Centre.
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) department (out of the West Fraser Guild) (821 Switzer Drive), including Hinton Kids for Success, with the following exceptions:
Freedom Express Services are continuing, limited to critical services with increased safety measures;
Home Support Services will continue with increased safety measures;
Public Transit will continue with increased safety measures
An update to closures will be provided prior to Monday, March 30, 2020.
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