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Municipality reopens outdoor playgrounds

The Municipality of West Nipissing is reopening its playgrounds for public use on July 17.

The Municipality says that the structures will not be sanitized, and parents or guardians should supervise their children to ensure that physical distancing and good hand hygiene practices are being followed.

They also add that portable washrooms will not be available.

This announcement contrasts the one made at WN council earlier this week, which sees various facilities including the recreation center and museum remaining closed until at least Sept. 1.

“With the province moving into Stage 3, communities and municipalities got the ok to open up outdoor playgrounds,” said West Nipissing Chief Administrative Officer, Jay Barbeau. “The issue with our indoor facilities is that we have to ensure safety to the public as well as our staff. We indicated we needed more time to work out [the specifics] and taking this time will ensure that this is possible. That’s why our indoor facilities are going to remain closed for now.”

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