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DEER LAKE, N. . L.. . – A small town in western Newfoundland and Labrador urged residents to stay home and urged businesses to close their doors, while parts of the province saw an increase in COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
The town of Deer Lake, N. . L.. . , made the request in a press release on Saturday evening, saying the move was necessary due to the increasing number of cases in the region.
« Deer Lake City Council met over the weekend to discuss recently identified coronavirus incidents in the community, » the press release said. “For public safety reasons, you have decided to keep the city office and the Hodder Memorial Recreational Complex closed for two weeks. . . . The city is also encouraging all non-essential businesses to consider suspending regular operations by that date. ”
The press release said the closings will be in effect by December. 7 and urged residents – especially those at higher risk of complications from the virus – to stay home as much as possible during this time.
« The town of Deer Lake encourages residents to wear a mask unless medical reasons permit otherwise, » the press release said.
Businesses across town with just over 5. 000 residents promptly responded to the council’s request on Sunday by posting two-week closure notices on social media.
The city library was one of those who decided to shut down by December. 7, according to a post on his official Facebook page.
« All fines remain pending and we ask that you stick to any items that you have just checked out, » the post reads.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported eight new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. 21 infections are now active in the province. Among them is a group of five interconnected cases in the western Newfoundland region, all of which were identified in the past week.
It is the first time since May that the province’s active caseload has exceeded 20, putting many residents on high alert.
« People must remain vigilant and follow all (public) measures to protect themselves, their families and their communities from the spread of COVID-19, » the province’s Ministry of Health and Community said in a press release on Sunday.
In St.. . John’s Memorial University put a brake on plans to bring some non-academic staff back to campus on Monday. The school said in a press release on Sunday the decision was made « due to rising cases » of COVID-19.
On the other side of the university, The Bigs Ultimate Sports Grill announced it would be temporarily closed after it was revealed that someone who tested positive had eaten there on Monday. The company said it took the step as a precautionary measure to protect employees and customers.
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