Township of Brock COVID-19 Update # 2

Township of Brock Response to COVID-19 Update # 2

March 16, 2020 at 4:25 p.m.


On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 (also known as the 2019 novel coronavirus) as a pandemic.
The Township has been working collaboratively with the Durham Region Health Department and our neighbouring municipal partners to share information and resources. In response to the recent developments related to the virus, Robert Lamb, Chief Administrative Officer at the Township of Brock has issued the following statement:
“We have been closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 – what’s happening in Ontario and around the world. While there are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Brock Township that we are aware of, we are committed to doing everything we can to continue to protect our staff and residents. As such, we are implementing a number of precautionary measures to help keep our staff and the public safe.”
We are encouraging all residents to use standard precautions, such as frequent handwashing, to prevent the spread of germs and closely follow the recommendations of Durham Public Health. Multiple links are provided below for more information from the various regional and provincial health agencies.
Given the latest developments, however, we have begun the next phase of our preparation for COVID-19. This includes the consideration of social distancing measures being advised by the World Health Organization. That is why effective at midnight tonight (Friday, March 13) we will be implementing a temporary minimum 3-week closure of the following Township of Brock facilities:
  • Foster Hewitt Memorial Community Centre Beaverton
  • Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre Cannington
  • Sunderland Brock Memorial Arena
  • Wilfrid Hall
  • Sunderland Town Hall
  • Manilla Hall
  • Beaverton Town Hall (with the exception of the Service Ontario office)

It’s important to note that this impacts the Township of Brock March Break day-camp program in Beaverton as well as all regularly scheduled recreation programs at any of our facilities.

The facility closure will be re-assessed in the coming weeks with more information to be communicated through the Townships website and social media channels.

*New – Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Township Municipal Building 1 Cameron Street East Cannington will be closed to visitors as we take measures to protect our staff and the public. The Township will attempt to maintain as many services as possible and will provide updates on our website with department by department plans once these new processes have been put in place. Township staff will still be available by email or telephone.

We recognize the impact that this decision will likely have on families and our facility users, but this precaution is necessary to help keep people safe. The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing, and we will continue to adjust our operations according to the recommendations of health authorities.

The Brock Township Libraries are also currently closed to the public and we encourage you to visit their website for more information.

Durham Public Health –
(@DurhamHealth on Twitter and @durhamregionhealth on Facebook)
Public Health Ontario –
Public Health Canada –