The City of Prince Rupert would like to assure the community that although at this time there are no locally confirmed cases, we are taking steps to keep our facilities safe for the community and our staff as we continue to provide services during this global pandemic.
Within the Prince Rupert Recreation Department, the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre (swimming pool and fitness centre) will close as of March 17th, 2020, until further notice. Staff will be directed to conduct annual maintenance duties, potentially limiting the summer closure time this year. Staff have also been directed to implement advanced disinfection measures, and both staff and residents alike are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices as recommended by health authorities, such as regular handwashing, avoiding touching your face with your hands, and social distancing. All other major events and programming at the Rec Complex have also been cancelled as a precautionary measure.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.