News Release – November 21, 2020

For Immediate Release
COVID-19 Update- Town Of Deer Lake
November 21, 2020

The Deer Lake Town Council held a meeting today to discuss the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community. In light of the rising number of positive cases, and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Deer Lake will be keeping the Town Office and Hodder Memorial Recreational Complex closed until Monday December 7th, 2020.

Western Health staff are continuing to conduct contact tracing and testing is still on-going. Test results take approximately 24 hours before results are known.

The Town of Deer Lake is asking that all non-essential businesses take the initiative to cease regular operations until December 7th, 2020.

Residents are asked to stay at home as much as possible. Those at higher risk of complications due to COVID-19 should not go out, except to get essentials like groceries and medications. The Town of Deer Lake is encouraging residents that must go out to wear a mask unless medical reasons permit otherwise.

Western Health staff are working tirelessly and are in contact with our MHA and the Town of Deer Lake to continue to monitor the situation. All organizations involved are doing their utmost to control and contain the virus.

The Town of Deer Lake would like to stress to our residents to follow all the public health measures and ask for patience, compassion and kindness as we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus.

Residents are reminded if they become symptomatic they are asked to call 811.

The Town of Deer Lake appreciates
your cooperation in this very important matter. Further guidance on COVID-19 can be found of the Provincial Government website.