Libraries reopen, pools soon to follow

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This article was published 30/06/2020 (824 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As the city and province continue to slowly open up, we find ourselves living in extraordinary times as this pandemic is still active throughout the world. Social distancing has become a normal part of our everyday lives, we need to do what we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we have a done a good job so far in flattening the curve and controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

The City of Winnipeg has opened more libraries including our very own Transcona Library, which partially reopened on June 22,  offering expanded services as part of the second phase of the Winnipeg Public Library reopening strategy. These include holds pick-up service, telephone reference service, and access to return borrowed library materials. Social distancing protocols that have become the norm will also be in place at the Transcona Library.

Residents will be able to enjoy our Transcona Aquatic Park as of July 3. The park will be open from noon to 7 p.m. daily. Capacity at the outdoor pools will be reduced to help ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained. As such, residents will be encouraged to pre-book their two-hour swim blocks (noon – 2 p.m.; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; 5 to 7 p.m.) in advance, as drop-ins are discouraged and may not be accommodated due to limited capacity.

There will be no locker use, limited use of washrooms will be available, and staff will be following handwashing protocols and disinfecting surfaces as needed throughout the day and between swim blocks.

All swimmers will be required to leave the facilities after their allotted two-hour swim blocks to allow for thorough cleaning. More details on how residents can register for swim blocks will be released closer to the  pools reopening, so please keep an eye on winnipeg.ca/covid-19.

The City is planning to open up to 33 wading pools including Rotary Centenary Park, as early as July 3. While admission is free at wading pools, pre-booking two-hour swim blocks is encouraged. Wading pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Crowd sizes will be monitored by staff throughout the day to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are being followed.

As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you find my articles informative. I currently have a Facebook page, Instagram account,and website (www.shawnnason.ca) to regularly inform our community on items of importance.

Should you want to discuss this or any other items of concern, please contact my office by calling 204-986-8087 or emailing snason@winnipeg.ca

Shawn Nason

Shawn Nason
Transcona ward report

Shawn Nason is the city councillor for Transcona ward.

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