After a delay due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases earlier this month, Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury re-opened to the public on Tuesday.
Some sports fields will also be available for booking on Friday, the City of Greater Sudbury said in a release.
Having initially scheduled a re-opening date of Aug. 3 for Countryside, the city held off after a surge in COVID cases. With new cases once again tapering off, however, officials received the blessing of Public Health Sudbury and Districts for a partial re-opening — while urging residents to remain vigilant.
“We have been working closely with Public Health Sudbury and Districts to keep an eye on the numbers, and it is encouraging to see them once again moving in the right direction,” Mayor Brian Bigger said in a release. “But that doesn’t mean we can let our guard down. COVID-19 has not gone away and it is critically important that we all continue to do our part by maintaining physical distance wherever possible, practicing good hand hygiene and wearing a non-medical mask or face covering.