Coronavirus: Municipality of Brighton closes several public facilities

The Municipality of Brighton is closing several public facilities until April 6.

The closures include King Edward Park Arena and Community Centre, Municipality of Brighton Library, Brighton YMCA, Codrington Hall, Hilton Hall and the curling club.

The public works operation building at 67 Sharp Rd. and Municipality of Brighton Administration Office at 35 Alice St. remain open, but residents are encouraged to not attend these buildings unless the matter is urgent.

All board and committee of council meetings have been cancelled for March and April.

Tax and water/sewer billing and installment due dates have been extended to the last business day in May.

Monday’s council meeting is proceeding without delegations and public question period. Residents are discouraged from attending. It will be the final council meeting until May.

Confused about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Health officials say the risk is low for Canadians but warn this could change quickly. They caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. And if you get sick, stay at home.

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