Newmarket’s paths and green spaces remain open. However, residents are reminded to follow the rules for safe physical distancing
With the province’s new public health restrictions going into effect today, the City of Newmarket will close all outdoor facilities, including playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, basketball courts, pickleball and tennis courts, sports fields, baseball diamonds, and the Newmarket dog park.
The temporary closure will be enforced from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 17th. The state of emergency and stay at home in Ontario have been extended to at least May 20.
Newmarket’s paths and green spaces remain open. However, residents are reminded to follow safe rules for physical distancing and wear a mask if physical distancing becomes a challenge. If the trail is busy, consider moving to a different trail or returning at a later date.
“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and our healthcare workers and ICU doctors sound the alarm, it is important that we take these restrictions very seriously and continue to follow public health guidelines,” said Mayor John Taylor in a message publication.
“I know this pandemic continues to be extremely difficult for all of us, but now is not the time to relax. Please do your part by staying home as much as possible, being vigilant with physical distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands. “
For more information about what’s open and closed in Newmarket, see newmarket.ca/reopen.