RDKB closes recreation facilities, limits office access in response to COVID-19
Today the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary announced that the Grand Forks and District Aquatic Centre and Arena, the Beaver Valley Arena and the Greater Trail Community Centre in Trail that also houses Selkirk College, Charles Bailey Theatre, the Trail Gymnastics Club and VISAC Gallery are closed to the public until further notice.
“We have closed these facilities and our front-counter service in direct response to the latest information from our lead agencies in this pandemic – the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Interior Health Authority,” said Mark Andison, Chief Administrative Officer. “We know this will impact residents who rely on our recreation facilities for exercise and social interaction which are all part of staying healthy. We have closed these facilities to address the ongoing risks of close social contact that can lead to residents contracting this virus and spreading it to others. We do also want to reassure everyone that all RDKB staff are continuing to provide the services we usually provide, just in a slightly different way.”
The RDKB will suspend face-to-face counter services at offices in Trail and Grand Forks as well as public access to RDKB fire stations. Our fire services need to ensure they maintain the capacity to deliver fire rescue service throughout this pandemic.
To read the news release in it’s entirety, click here.