Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Town of Cobourg is postponing all Town-events, programs and classes taking place at the Cobourg Community Centre, Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre and Victoria Hall.
This includes all classes, recreational programs, facility spaces, March Break camps, gymnasiums, rinks and walking spaces. The CCC will be closed effective 8:00 am Friday 13. Minor Hockey will also be suspended. Full refunds will be issued for all payments that have been received for cancelled programs.
Victoria Hall and other Municipal buildings will remain open but citizens are discouraged from gathering there. As yet there is no word on whether entertainment events booked at Victoria Hall are affected (they do involve gatherings!) – see updates below. Meanwhile, Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre today announced they will be continuing with their program.
Further details will be made available on this site as soon as possible – stay tuned.
Time and date are when these were added to this list.
9:45 am March 13 – The Cobourg Loft will be closed from March 13 to March 27 Subject to change.. Timing subject to the lifting of Public Health Advisory.
10:55 March 13 – Victoria Hall Entertainment – all shows scheduled in the next few weeks are being re-scheduled into May/June. Patrons are being phoned and will have the option of accepting the new date or getting a refund
1:19 pm March 13 – Cobourg and Bewdley Library – all programs cancelled until April 5. Evaluating future steps on ongoing basis.
1:26 pm March 13 – The Art Gallery of Northumberland will close Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 and re-open on Tuesday, March 17 for regular hours 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All programs and events will be suspended until further notice.
3:05 pm March 13 – The entire Northumberland Learning Connection program has been cancelled – tickets will be refunded.
3:32 pm March 13 – Northumberland Players have cancelled performances of All my Sons at the Firehall Theatre and VOS cancelled Menopause – The Musical in the Concert Hall
8:00 pm March 14 – Green Wood Coalition has cancelled Monday Yoga Group, Wednesday Community Dinners and Thursday Art Hive. It will continue to provide individual, in-person support and street outreach.
8:08 pm March 14 – The Marie Dressler Museum will be closed for a month – until 25 April.
9:53 am March 15 – The Cobourg YMCA has shut down till 29 March – at that time the status will be reviewed.
10:45 am March 15 – The RearView DocFest on April 17-19 has been cancelled and the NFS Movie on April 5th has been cancelled.
12:15 pm March 15 – The Capitol Theatre in Port Hope is shutting down until April 30th.
County Closures – Update #1
- EarlyON Child & Family Centres: All EarlyON Centres have been closed and all programming has been postponed.
- Northumberland County Archives & Museum: NCAM has been closed to the public. Connect via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 1-800-354-7050 x2242.
- Community & Social Services: Community Care Northumberland has advised that it will be closing community hubs in Port Hope and Colborne as of Monday, March 16th. Contact by phone at 1-800-354-7051.
- The Business & Entrepreneurship Centre: all workshops and seminars have been postponed, and client consultations will be conducted by phone.
- Golden Plough Lodge: All staff and visitors screened for COVID-19 – see below for update
- Council and Public Meetings proceeding as scheduled.
County Update # 2
Golden Plough Lodge
At the direction of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Golden Plough Lodge has now restricted visitation to essential visitors only in order to protect the health and safety of residents. Essential visitors are defined as having very ill or end-of-life family members. Visitor access to the GPL is available through the Courthouse Road entrance only. Active screening for COVID-19 is in place for all staff and visitors entering the facility.
Licensed Child Care Centres
The following licensed child care centres have announced closures:
- All YMCA Child Care Programs and Camps
- Brighton Children’s Centre
- Ganaraska Child Care Centre
- Compass Early Learning
- Cobourg Day Care
Licensed child care centres that remain open are following the direction of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the HKPR District Health Unit to implement active screening: checking children, parents, staff and visitors for any symptoms of COVID-19, and asking about recent travel history.
More here: Northumberland.ca/COVID19.
Although the Town and County have not given a reopen date, it seems from what has been cancelled that Town closures are currently scheduled up to April 5.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health today (March 13) recommended the immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings of over 250 people due to COVID-19.
You can now get the latest News of virus cases and closures on this special page.