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Scugog fully reopening for phase 2, beginning week of July 13


COURTNEY McCLURE, for The Standard

SCUGOG: According to the Township of Scugog, they are taking many precautions for starting phase 2 of Covid-19 procedures. Staff members of the Scugog Emergency Control Group have prepared some instructions for business that will be reopening. Residents and travellers in the Scugog area can expect to see a limited number of customers going into a store at a time. Customers will also be expected to keep a physical distance of six feet apart. Standard public health measures will also be put into place. The Birdseye Pool will most likely be reopening on July 13th. Only so many people will be allowed per day to participate in public swimming, and are asked to sign up through PerfectMind. Online payment will also be available. Change rooms will remained closed during this time, and lifeguards will be enforcing physical distancing. Swimming lessons are also anticipated, to be opening on July 13th. For swimming lessons, specifically, procedures will include all measures implemented during public swimming hours plus safety measures written by Lifesaving Society and the Durham Region Health Department. The Scugog Shores Museum may also be opening on July 13th. Operation hours for the museum will be reduced, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m., from Wednesday to Sunday. High-contact exhibits will remain closed, to further reduce the spread of the virus. Attendees will be monitored, allowing up to 50 people on the property in total and five people per building at a time. The Scugog Memorial Public Library will most likely be reopening on July 14th, with restrictions, of course. Opening hours will be reduced to 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Everything already operating online will continue. The Online Summer Reading Club will be starting. There will be limited use of library computers. Overall, there will be a 10-person limit allowed in the building. In the library, public washrooms, the lounge and study rooms will remain closed to the public, as well as the Kent Farndale Gallery. For more information visit the library’s website, at scugoglibrary.ca Registration for modified summer day camps were opened as of July 6th, at 7 a.m. Registration is for Scugog residents only. Registration for people who do not live in Scugog will begin on July 13th, at 7 a.m. However, they will only be opening for residents outside of the area if space is available. Summer Campers will be operating in six cohorts at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, with one in each half of both of the ice pads and the rest in each half of the community hall. Each cohort will be made up of eight campers and two staff members. There will be no day trip outings, and staff will be trained to follow mandatory sanitation protocol.

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