The city continues to open more facilities after getting the greenlight from the province to proceed to Stage 3.

As of July 29 in Markham, all 297 play structures were fully inspected and reopened. New signs have been installed at all playgrounds reminding people to maintain physical distancing and disinfect hands before and after use because the playgrounds are not sanitized.

Skateboard parks, tennis courts, sports field, parks, trails and splash pads reopened earlier this summer.

City and regional officials continue to remind residents that the fight against COVID-19 is far from over and people need to remain diligent about following proper safety protocols, including wearing a mask indoors at public places and other areas where keeping six feet apart isn’t possible. Mask use has increased across York Region with more than 90 per cent compliance.

“In Markham at Markville Mall alone, public health officers observed a (mask) compliance rate of 97 per cent,” Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said. “This demonstrates that legislation followed by education, over enforcement is the way to go, and is an effective tool in the fight against COVID-19. I would like to commend members of the community for their incredible efforts and for taking the necessary precautions to keep us all safe.”





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