As the Town of Aurora enters Stage 3 of the Provincial COVID-19 recovery process, all 44 outdoor playgrounds in Aurora will reopen as of Friday, July 24. Town staff are taking a responsible and careful approach to reopening amenities and services. More phased-in openings will be announced in the next coming weeks once the risks are assessed and processes are in place.

“The Town is taking a cautious, phased-in approach to reopening services and amenities to the public during Stage 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic. Town staff are analyzing all aspects of reopening and ensuring all procedures and precautions are in place to keep our community safe. I would like to remind residents that this pandemic is not over and we all still need to continue to be diligent in wearing a mask when indoors where physical distancing is not possible, practising proper hand washing hygiene, not gathering in large groups and doing everything we can to ensure there is a continued decline in positive COVID-19 cases. Together, we will continue to provide support to each other and move forward during this pandemic,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas.

A reminder that playgrounds are not supervised or sanitized. Patrons of playgrounds are reminded to maintain physical distancing of at least two meters from others, wash or sanitize your hands before and after use of the playground and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Please do not visit a park or playground area if you are feeling unwell. Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact York Region Public Health at 1-800-361-5653 or call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

For updates on the status of our municipal operations, cancellations and disruptions please visit aurora.ca/covid19. For updates on the status of the COVID-19 virus in York Region, please visit york.ca/covid19.