Coronavirus: City of Kelowna to close 10 facilities

The City of Kelowna says it will be closing 10 facilities to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Colin Basran made the announcement on Tuesday at noon just outside of city hall.

In making the decision, Basran said the closures will take effect at the end of Tuesday, and that they come following the direction of B.C.’s medical health authorities on Monday to prohibit gatherings of 50 or more people.

“Our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees and public and have and will continue to follow the advice of the medical health officer,” said Basran.

“Staff, Council and I are very aware this will affect many people in many ways. However, we all need to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 to lessen the impact on our healthcare system.”

Below are the impacted facilities

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre
  • Kelowna Community Theatre
  • Black Box Theatre
  • Rutland Arena
  • Memorial Arena
  • Rutland Activity Centre
  • Parkinson Activity Centre
  • Okanagan Mission Activity Centre
  • Kinsmen Fieldhouse Hall
  • Mission Media Centre

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