Fort Erie closes all town facilities in response to COVID-19 concerns

Town of Fort Erie press release – The Town of Fort Erie continues to take COVID-19 seriously. In an effort to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Town will be making significant changes to services and programming to help protect the health and wellbeing of the community.

Effective today, March 17/2020 at Noon, all Town facilities are closed to the public until April 5.

Town facilities include:

  • Town Hall
  • Gibson Operations Centre
  • Fire Halls
  • Leisureplex Arena and Banquet Hall
  • Crystal Ridge Arena and Community Centre
  • Fort Erie Historical Museum
  • Railway Museum
  • Economic Development and Tourism Services
  • Fort Erie Public Library (All Branches)

Due to these closures, all programs, permits, and third-party events will be cancelled. While Town facilities will be closed to the public, residents can still access Town services online, or contact Town representatives at www.contactus.forterie.ca or 905-871-1600, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alternative options for those needing to make a payment can be found at www.forterie.ca/resource/eservices.

All critical services, including water, sewer and road operations as well as fire services will continue to operate to support our community. For after-hours emergencies, including road or wastewater emergencies, residents are to call 905-871-1600.

The March 23 council meeting has not been cancelled, it will not be open to the public. Future meetings may be cancelled depending on the status of COVID-19. The Town streams all council meetings live on our YouTube Channel. Alternatively, council meetings are available the following Thursday at 1 p.m. on YourTV Niagara. For agendas, reports, budget packages, and links to view meetings online, visit www.forterie.ca/pages/CouncilAgendasandMinutes.

At the present time, Fort Erie Transit is operating all routes as per the normal schedule, which includes Fort Erie Transit municipal routes, FAST and the inter-municipal routes. For a complete schedule, visit www.fetransit.ca. If there are any changes in the provision of these services, a notification will be posted on www.fetransit.ca.

For more information about Town’s efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, including facility closures, visit www.forterie.ca/pages/Covid19News.

 

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