Playground and Park Closure Advisory

Sun, March 22, 2020

Please be aware that all public playgrounds and parks within the City of Prince Rupert (including local School District locations) are now closed. Close contact and sanitation limitations of these public spaces present too high a risk under the current Provincial Order for social distancing and hygiene practices. As per this Order, everyone is currently being asked to limit activities outside their home. 

We understand that this is a difficult time for families having to stay home with young children, however the Provincial Medical Health Officer has made it clear that because of the incubation period and rapid transmission, the self-isolation and social distancing that we do today will benefit all of us two weeks and two months from now. These are difficult but necessary choices that must be made in the broader interest of all residents, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Parents can access additional information on appropriate health precautions via the BC Centre for Disease Control website, here: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19