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Playgrounds in Bradford West Gwillimbury are now closed

Effective today, playgrounds in Bradford are closed
Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday

Effective today, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury have closed all playgrounds due to COVID-19.  

Town staff were out today wrapping playground equipment in caution tape. They are now closed off to the public until further notice. 

In his address to the town via Facebook video yesterday, Mayor Rob Keffer declared a state of emergency in Bradford West Gwillimbury. 

He reiterated how the town is working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and reminds residents the risks of COVID-19 "are very real" and encouraged everyone to stay indoors as much as possible, adhering to the social distancing recommendations from the government. 

BWG council will be holding a special electronic meeting on Thursday March 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss relief measures for residents, including a grace period for property taxes and utility bills as well as a plan for supporting local business. 

All information relating to COVID-19 in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury can be found here