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Media Advisory: Town of Paradise Closing All Facilities; Operations to Focus on Core Services

Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Paradise is taking measures to support public health advice to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus. All Town facilities, including the Town Hall, will close to the public, and operations will focus on providing core services to residents. This decision is made to protect the health and safety of Town employees to enable them to deliver required services.
Effective close of business today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
  • all Town facilities, including the Town Hall, are closed to the public;
  • the Town will maintain essential services of water testing, snow / ice control, municipal enforcement, and garbage collection (as per the regular garbage schedule);
  • recycling collection is suspended;
  • all Town recreational programming and rentals are suspended including the After School Program, fitness classes, all birthday party and other such rentals, and all rentals for all users groups; and
  • Council has decided to cancel the Public Council Meeting scheduled for March 17 (municipalities are required to hold at least one public Council meeting a month and Paradise Town Council held a meeting on March 3).
 The Town has staff working remotely to provide business continuity and maintain core services. The main Town phone line 782-1400, the main Town recreation phone line 782-6290, and general email, will be answered and appropriate staff will be available to respond to all inquiries. 
The situation on COVID-19 is continually evolving and the Town is constantly reviewing information as it becomes available. The Town is also liaising with neighbouring municipalities and provincial and federal governments / agencies to ensure coordinated approaches and responses to the COVID-19 situation.
The Town will continue to provide regular updates on operations, please visit:
Media Contact:

Diane Keough, Communications Manager, Town of Paradise
709.782.2603 (office) or 709.769.4212 (cell)