Coronavirus: Town of Melita venues closed

With the Coronavirus impacting almost every corner of the world, including our own country and province, the Town of Melita is taking measures to proactively attempt to minimize the impact of the virus in our community.

Effectively immediately, all Town venues are closed to the public, including: Melita Legion Hall, Enns Brothers Place, Melita Library, Melita Handi-Van, Morrow Park bathroom, and ARRD & Recreation Programs.

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According to the Town of Melita, “All private (or otherwise) events at these facilities are suspended until further notice, and there will be no exceptions until such time as Council lifts the suspension by resolution.”

In addition to the Town facilities, three other venues are also closed: Strand Theatre, Melita Bowling Alley, and the Melita Fitness Centre.

Also, effective immediately, the Town office will be closed to the public. The Town administrative staff will still be working their regular hours so any questions will now be answered via email ( or telephone (204-522-3413).

“This is a very serious situation and we are treating it as such and we urge people not to panic, but to be responsible and follow the guidelines we have posted,” said Mayor Holden when contacted by The New Era. “For anyone travelling home from outside the country, we urge you to please follow the self-quarantine guidelines that have been set and posted by the provincial government. I thank you for your support and patience during this time. Stay safe.”

For current information on the Coronavirus, you can go to the provincial government’s site, or for more local information and updates, go to

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms related to Coronavirus, contact Health Links at 1-888-315-9257.

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