The City of Kamloops has closed Hillside Stadium due to social-distancing concerns and Mayor Ken Christian is threatening more action.
“Unfortunately, social-distancing practices are not being adhered to at Hillside Stadium and therefore the emergency operations centre made the decision today [March 24] to close this facility to the public," Christian said in a press release.
“We will not hesitate to close down other public spaces or facilities if we continue to observe risk-taking behaviours.”
City-run play structures were closed on Monday and signage highlighting the importance of social distancing was installed at all city parks, skate parks, dog parks and courts.
The city’s emergency operations centre continues to work with public health officials on COVID-19 response.
A city press release outlines the Government of Canada’s social-distancing guidelines, which include avoiding crowded places and non-essential gatherings, avoiding common greetings such as handshakes, limiting contact with people at higher risk including the elderly and those in poor health, and keeping distance of at least two arms lengths from others.