Cobourg Community Centre Remains Closed until January 11, 2021.

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The Town of Cobourg would like to advise residents that the Cobourg Community Centre will remain closed until January 11, 2021 to further reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 within the community.

On December 11, 2020, in accordance with Public Health Ontario and local health authorities the Town of Cobourg announced the temporary weekend closure of the Cobourg Community Centre due to facility users coming into close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The entire facility underwent a thorough deep clean and sanitization.

Pending that temporary weekend closure the Town of Cobourg’s Emergency Control Group, in consultation with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, further decided to err on the side of caution and extend the closure of the community centre over the holidays. The decision was based on overall community safety with the intent to further reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 within the community.

“We are taking every necessary step to protect our community by stopping any potential spread of COVID-19, which is why we have decided to extend the closure of the community centre until after the holidays,” said Tracey Vaughan, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Cobourg. “We will reassess in the new year based on the current numbers and where our public health region currently falls within the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.”

Effective immediately all programming has been cancelled.

Anyone who utilized the community centre from Sunday, December 6 through to Friday, December 14, 2020 are encouraged to self-monitor and be cognizant of COVID-19 symptoms, which include:
· fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher),
· chills,
· cough that’s new or worsening, barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing,
· shortness of breath, sore throat, difficulty swallowing,
· runny, stuffy or congested nose,
· lost sense of taste or smell,
· pink eye,
· headache that’s unusual or long lasting,
· digestive issues,
· muscle aches, extreme tiredness that is unusual, and
· falling down often.

The COVID-19 assessment centres within Northumberland County:
Northumberland Hills Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre
Northumberland Hills Hospital, 1000 DePalma Drive, Cobourg
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
By appointment only. Call 905-377-7783

Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre
Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 146 Oliver Road, Campbellford
Open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By appointment only. Call 705-395-1801

Canton COVID-19 Testing Centre
Port Hope Community Hub, 5325 County Road 10
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
By appointment only. Call 905-377-7783

The Town of Cobourg would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding during this time. The Cobourg Community Centre will safely reopen on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 8 a.m. pending current case counts and where our public health region lies within the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.

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