Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Town of Comox reopens more facilities to the public

With public health restrictions easing, the Town of Comox has announced the reopening of the town hall, the Comox fire hall and the public works building to the general public.

While the Comox Community Centre reopened to the public under required COVID-19 protocols in June 2020, other public facilities including the town hall, the fire hall, and public works facilities stayed closed to the public to help curb the spread of COVID-19, and modified services and programs were implemented including hosting virtual council meetings and public hearings, launching a Patio and Parklet Program to expand restaurants’ and cafes’ outdoor seating capacity, and hosting socially distant training sessions for new fire department volunteers.

The Town has and will continue to monitor and follow the provincial level recommendations, which now includes masks being recommended in public indoor settings, including town facilities, for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.

“It is great to see our residents and businesses coming back into our facilities again,” said Mayor Russ Arnott. “On behalf of town council, I applaud all Comox residents, businesses, and the town staff for collectively banding together through this difficult period to rise to the challenges the pandemic brought us.”

Over the next month, the town will evaluate other potential adjustments in operations including allowing the public to attend council meetings, delegations, and public hearings in person, which will remain virtual-only until at least August.

For more information on the town’s reopening plans, visit comox.ca/covid-19

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