The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is continuing to work towards reopening a few of their municipal facilities, and the community will move into their next stage on July 13.

Staff say the Municipal Office, Economic Development Department, Emergency Services Department, Public Works and the Recreation and Culture Department will all reopen on July 13, with a variety of social distancing and safety guidelines.

All visits to municipal facilities will require an appointment prior to arrival, all visitors must wear a mask at all times and not display any symptoms of COVID-19, with the exception of the Recreation department and Public Works.

“We are eager to welcome the public back to our facilities, but we do ask that all of the restrictions and requirements for admittance are followed, so that we can do our part to reduce the likelihood of transmission of COVID-19, thereby protecting our staff and visitors to our facilities,” advised Michelle Larose, CAO.

Burning permits and boat launch passes will be available for sale at the Fire Hall between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday to Friday, as well as from the front desk of the Recreation Centre between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Childcare programming will remain closed at this time until they receive approval from partners and the province.

“We understand that the provision of childcare is a critical step in assisting with the transition to the government’s reopening of the Province and our economy,” added Larose. “We are taking all reasonable and necessary steps to open our Children’s Centres as soon as possible, and we will provide updates to the public as the opening date is determined.”

The Municipal Airport has remain open throughout the pandemic. Outdoor areas that are now open include the baseball diamonds, picnic areas, the skateboard park and tennis courts. Social distancing measures must be followed at all times.

For more information:
Sioux Lookout reopens some areas
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