The city of Coquitlam has become the third municipality in the Tri-Cities to close its playgrounds in a move to halt the transmission of the COVID-19 pathogen.
Port Coquitlam was the first, doing so Thursday morning, and all three cities have now shut all playgrounds at city parks or at civic recreation facilities.
Coquitlam’s decision comes after a day of flip-flopping on the issue. Earlier, a spokesperson for the city told a Tri-City News reporter that the city had no plans to follow Port Coquitlam's lead. But at the the end of the day, Coquitlam issued a press release, stressing the move would be “temporary.”
Instead of going to the playground, the city recommends parents and children enjoy the region’s parks and trails — but avoiding groups and maintaining at least two metres between one another.