WDG Public Health Gets First COVID-19 Case, and Updated Closures

CITY FACILITIES STILL OPEN:

  • City Hall
  • Waste Innovation Resource Centre
  • Guelph Transit buses

MODIFIED SCHEDULES/ACCESS

Stone Road Mall is operating under modified hours.

The Guelph-Wellington Business Centre locations in Guelph and Fergus will be closing their offices, but will still be offering free business consultations by phone.

The constituency office of Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield is not accepting walk-ins, but they will still be available by phone at 519-837-8276 and email at lloyd.longfield [at] parl.gc.ca.

VIA Rail is reducing trips along the Quebec City-Windsor corridor by 50 per cent.

GO Transit is adjusting train schedules across all lines. For the Kitchener line, which passes though Guelph, train service is being reduced to three trains in the morning, and three trains in the evening. (Schedule here.)

All Mandarin locations, including the one in Guelph, will be suspending buffets and dine-ins until further notice. Take-out and delivery will still be available though.

CLOSURES – New!

Conestoga College has cancelled all physical classes, and in-person services including recreation facilities, libraries and the Registrar have been suspended.

Pending Provincial Court cases scheduled between March 16 and April 3 are adjourned to a future date; people will be sent a new notice of trial in the mail.

Guelph Community Health Centre is scaling back on most of its services. Only Consumption and Treatment Services will be proceeding with regular hours, while primary health care services will be offered by appointment only.

All Guelph Chamber of Commerce events for March and April are cancelled. The offices of the Chamber will also be closed until further notice.

Kazoofest! has postponed it final season.

The Guelph Little Theatre has cancelled all performances and events through April 30.

The Capacity 3 Gallery is temporarily closed until mid-April at the earliest. The current Christine De Vuono exhibit will be extended.

All activities at the Guelph branch of the Royal Canadian Legion have been cancelled.

The weekly Breakfast Club on Thursday morning at Breezy Corners has been cancelled until further notice.

The Grand River Conservation Authority have cancelled all March Break activities, and is closing all nature centres to the public for the time being.

The Guelph-Wellington Seniors Association is suspending all face-to-face programs and activities until “they can be safely resumed.”

The Guelph Grotto Climbing Club will be closed to day climbers on Monday, and closed to members on Tuesday. The club will remained closed until April 6.

All University of Guelph Athletic facilities are closed.

The Guelph Curling Club will close for the season effective immediately. Members are being asked to come by the club sometime this week to pick up their personal effects.

All Guelph Minor Baseball in-person activities have been suspended until April 6, and so have all activities for Guelph Minor Soccer.

TAAG has postponed its “Getting Around Guelph” pub night on March 25.

The Bookshelf – including the bookstore, eBar, and Cinema – will be closed for an indeterminate amount of time. The store will still be making deliveries in Guelph though.

All Good Life Fitness locations, including the two in Guelph, are closed effective immediately.

CLOSURES – Previously Announced.

Guelph Museums, all branches of the Guelph Public Library, and all City of Guelph recreational facilities are closed until April 5. The Farmer’s Market, the Evergreen Seniors Centre, Sleeman Centre, and the River Run Centre will be closed to the public until April 30. The Elliott Community is also closed for the time being.

The County of Wellington has enacted “protective measures” against COVID-19, which means if you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing (best 2 out of 3), or have been on a cruise or a trip to an affected area in the last two weeks, then please don’t stop by a County facility. Still, all Wellington County libraries and the Wellington County Museums and Archives will be closed to the public until April 6.

All in-person classes at the University of Guelph have been cancelled for the remainder of the winter semester. There’s a one-week break this week so that faculty and staff can re-organize to deliver classes online starting next week, and the semester had been extended to April 9 with a “modified” final exam period to follow.

All the schools in the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District School Boards are closed until April 5.

The OHL has paused all hockey activities (including Guelph Storm games) until further notice.

The Guelph Tool Library is closed until April 5.

The Muslim Society of Guelph has cancelled Friday services for the time being, Dublin Street United Church has cancelled its Sunday service this coming Sunday, and Harcourt United Church has cancelled all services and activities through to March 31. Many other places of worship in Guelph have cancelled and/or adjusted services as well, so call ahead if you’re unsure.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of closures, cancellations, and modified schedules for local businesses, services and events. When in doubt, call ahead.

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