City enacting several measures to stop spread of COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Regina is announcing several closures and cancellations effective Tuesday to help slow the rate of COVID-19 in Regina.

This includes

• All ice arenas including Brandt Centre and the Co-operators Centre

• Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre

• North West Leisure Centre

• Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre

• Sportplex – Fieldhouse & Lawson Aquatic Centre

• Neighbourhood Centres: • Glencairn Neighbourhood Centre • Core Richie Neighbourhood Centre • Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre • South Leisure Centre • Community-Operated Centres: • Arcola East Community Centre • Uplands Community Centre • North East Community Centre • Eastview Community Centre • Argyle Park Community Centre • Regina Senior Citizens Centre

• All Regina Public Library locations

• Douglas Park Washroom Facility

• Regina Floral Conservatory

Leisure passes are being suspended until the facilities re-open with two free weeks being offered upon reactivation.

In addition, the City has announced City Hall is closed to the public until further notice with all Council, committee and board meetings being cancelled for a month.

All scheduled events including the ReImagine Conference has also been postponed.

Regina mayor Michael Fougere and City manager Chris Holden answer questions on Regina’s response to prevent spread of COVID-19 on March 16, 2020
Photo: Josh Sigurdson/CKRM

Mayor Michael Fougere is asking for patience and understanding. He says this is a move to reduce exposure to the virus.

Fougere says we are in unchartered territory with public safety being the most important thing.

He also believes in the strength and resiliency of Reginans and that we will get through this.

Regina Transit will remain operational with the Transit Information Centre remaining open to the public. Regina Transit is asking riders should use best practice in social distancing and if the bus is empty to spread out on the bus as best as possible.

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