City of Cambridge updates city specific changes under Red-Control zone

Posted on Friday February 12, 2021

 

 

Cambridge, Ontario. February 12, 2021 - The City of Cambridge will gradually re-open some facilities as the Region of Waterloo transitions to the Red-Control zone under the provincial colour-coded response framework next week (February 22, 2021).

As well, local businesses, restaurants, gyms and retail stores will be permitted to open with capacity limits in place. Indoor gatherings up to five people and outdoor gatherings with up to 25 people will be allowed.

“While this is good news, we know that new variants could cause a third wave if we move too quickly,” said Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “We need to be extremely cautious as we restart certain services and amenities in order to protect the health of the public and our employees. We don’t want to erase the gains we have made over the past weeks. Residents have worked so hard to get to this point and we must remain thoughtful about our daily interactions and continue to stay home as much as possible. Public Health will be monitoring numbers carefully and we will certainly adjust as needed.”

As noted in this joint news release, the municipalities of Waterloo Region continue to work together with Public Health to review the provincial regulations and update changes accordingly for municipal services, operations and programs. 

At the City of Cambridge, the following facilities, programs, and services will resume operation under stringent restrictions, including controlled access, health screenings and capacity limits.

Cambridge City Hall

Beginning Monday, February 22, the first floor of Cambridge City Hall will re-open to the public.  Customer-related services will be consolidated at the Service Cambridge counter with additional kiosks in the Bowman Room. We encourage residents to continue to do as much city business online and over the phone as possible.  For a list of online services, please visit www.cambridge.ca/covid19.

Council and Committee Meetings

Council and committee meetings will remain virtual. Please see upcoming meetings and agendas here.

Recreation and Community Centres

The following programs will resume under strict guidelines and capacity limits. It is anticipated that pre-registration will start for online drop-in programs on February 22. Arenas are anticipated to open by February 26, and other programs on March 1. 

  • Aquatics: drop-in lane, leisure and aqua-fit only
  • Fitness & general interest classes
  • Conditioning rooms with restricted hours & access
  • Allan Reuter Centre will open Thursdays only
  • Cambridge Centre for the Arts and David Durward Centre open Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday only
  • Galt Arena, Preston Auditorium, Duncan McIntosh Arena and Hespeler Arena will be open for ice sports; limit to 10 participants and guardians/coach/trainer, no game play. No adult ice user groups

Outdoor Rinks

The number of people permitted on outdoor rinks will be increased to 25, starting on February 16. However, hockey or ice shinny is not permitted and physical distancing must be maintained

Funeral Services

Funeral gatherings in municipal cemeteries will be increased from a maximum of 10 people to a maximum of 25 people (including clergy, but not including funeral or cemetery staff), with restrictions and mandatory public health measures in place, such as wearing masks and distancing.

 

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  • Public Health updates can be found here.