As Canada and the world come to grips with COVID-19, the Coronavirus, and with March Break upon us, the City of Woodstock is getting ready. As of this moment, there are no known cases of the virus in Woodstock or Oxford County.

However, in a media release posted today, Woodstock is planning to take precautionary steps for those who will be using the city’s facilities and services. Children and teens registered for March Break camps operated by the city will now have to go through a pre-screening requirement. Should anyone have signs of illness or have certain risk factors from a list of screening questions, registration fees will be credited.

The City of Woodstock will also be increasing the cleaning and sanitizing of commonly touched surfaces in their facilities and on their transit buses. Front line service desks will also increase social distance – an increased separation distance – to reduce the risk to the public and to facility staff. Use of on-line services are also being encouraged.

With kids out for an extended March Break, it’s a good idea to check with your municipality and/or county to see what activities are available to occupy them and don’t be afraid to ask about what precautions they have planned. And be sure to monitor their websites and socials.