The City of Markham is closing all community centres and libraries, as well as the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Flato Markham Theatre and Markham Museum until Sunday, April 5 in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, also known as the ‘coronavirus.’
All programs and drop-ins, including March Break camps, will be cancelled until that date and refunds will be issued. The Markham Civic Centre will remain open to the public during regular operating hours, but residents are encouraged to access City services online at markham.ca/OnlineServices or contact the Contact Centre at 905-477-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Markham is also cancelling all city-produced events in March and will reschedule them as appropriate. Public meetings have also been cancelled this month, including Council, General Committee, Development Services Committee, Committee of Adjustment, Heritage Committee, Accessibility Committee and all advisory committees.
The City continues to work with public health officials at the regional, provincial and national levels concerning the evolving novel coronavirus. The risk of acquiring the virus currently remains low in the community and the new measures have been made out of “an abundance of caution,” the City assures.
Decisions regarding meetings and events in the month of April and beyond will be announced as they’re made. The City will continue enhanced cleaning and disinfecting at all its facilities and will continue to share prevention information in various languages. The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffille has closed all municipal facilities until Tuesday, April 14. To learn more about the virus, including symptoms and how to protect yourself, visit www.york.ca/COVID19.
The Aaniin Community Centre & Library and other City of Markham facilities will remain closed until April 5. City of Markham photo.