Machin Media Release re: COVID-19

Media Release
March 16, 2020

The Municipality of Machin is monitoring the COVID-19 virus pandemic on a daily basis. We are taking precautions to help protect our vulnerable residents and our employees.

Given the latest developments, we have begun the next phase of our preparation for COVID-19. We are wanting to protect the health and safety of the residents of the Municipality of Machin. Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we are hereby implementing the closure of the following Municipal facilities:

The Municipality of Machin March 23rd, 2020, Council Meeting has been cancelled.

The Municipality of Machin Recreation Centre will be closed with no rentals for the next three weeks.

The Woodland Arena will be closed as of March 17, 2020 for the season.

The Municipal office will be closed to the public until further notice. The Municipal office will continue to take phone calls if you require any assistance.

The Public Works Garage will remain closed to the public.

The Municipality of Machin Reading Room will be closed for three weeks.

The Waste Disposal Sites will be open with normal hours until further notice.

Employees for the Municipality of Machin will continue to work their regular scheduled shifts.

Senior’s Bus will operate as usual, taking extra precautions to protect the staff and patrons. If your trip is not necessary, please stay at home.

We continue to monitor the situation and as things change, further updates will be provided.

The Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Machin would like to remind the public to please continue following safe practices such as increased hand washing and if possible, keeping your distance from people. We thank the public for their continued patience and understanding during this time.