Town Hall, Station Gallery and Aquatics Centre opening soon
The Town of St. Marys is providing an update on its plans to re-open Town Hall, the St. Marys Station Gallery and the Aquatics Centre, located in the Pyramid Recreation Centre.
The municipality is carefully monitoring the rising number of COVID-19 cases and is following all guidelines from the Province of Ontario and Huron Perth Public Health. All re-opening plans are subject to change as necessary to protect the health and safety of residents, visitors and staff.
Town Hall will re-open on Monday, October 19 with limited hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. As of Wednesday, October 28, the hours will extend to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Patrons will need to ring the doorbell to be let in by staff; only one person will be allowed in the building at a time.
St. Marys Station Gallery
Although the St. Marys VIA Rail Station is currently open with limited hours, the art gallery located in the building remains closed. The Town is working with the St. Marys Station Gallery on a plan to re-open the exhibit space as of Friday, October 16, with limited hours.
Aquatics Centre at the Pyramid Recreation Centre
The Aquatics Centre will open on Monday, November 2, 2020. The pool will be open from Sunday to Thursday to accommodate the maximum number of pool users. Programs will include aquafit, lane swimming and family swims, but there will be no swimming lessons this year. A full schedule of programs and access to online registration will be available soon.
Reminders for visitors
Enhanced cleaning practices and COVID-19 protocols have been put in place at all municipal facilities to protect the health and safety of staff and patrons. Those planning a visit to any Town facility are reminded to:
· Reconsider their visit if they are feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
· Practice physical distancing by leaving 2 m/6 ft. of space between themselves and others
· Wash their hands before and after their visit, and use hand sanitizer during their visit
· Wear a mask or face covering when inside the facility, as directed by Huron Perth Public Health
Updates and information
Updates about the Town’s re-opening plans and COVID-19 response will be posted to the Town website (townofstmarys.com/covid19), Facebook page (facebook.com/stmarysontario) and Twitter account (twitter.com/townofstmarys), and will be shared in our weekly column in the St. Marys Independent Newspaper. Questions about the Town’s re-opening plans can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-284-2340.