Town to keep arena, pool, library open


The town of Deep River says it is monitoring the COVID-19 situation “daily,” but based on the latest information from the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that the risk of infection remains low, municipal facilities like the arena, pool and library will remain open for the time being.

“At this time all town facilities will remain open for regularly scheduled activities,” the municipality said in a press release dated Saturday.

Updates will be provided on the town website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

The town says it has taken a number of “precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety and reduce the spread of germs for all staff, residents and facility users.”

Steps include:

  • upgraded cleaning and disinfecting in all facilities
  • staff training on the use of personal protective equipment while cleaning
  • limiting the number of people in town facilities at any one time to under 250.

“We appreciate your understanding and co-operation as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19.”

The town’s announcement comes after many Valley events have been cancelled and several county communities, including Arnprior, Pembroke, Whitewater Region and Garrison Petawawa, closed their recreation facilities in the face of COVID-19.

For the town’s full press release, click on the link below: