Deer Lake Closes Town Facilities for Two Weeks, Asks Residents to Stay Home (Details)

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Deer Lake Closes Town Facilities for Two Weeks, Asks Residents to Stay Home

The Town of Deer Lake is taking steps to cut the risk of transmission as the investigation continues into three cases of COVID-19 on the west coast.

According to information from the Department of Health and Community Services, the source of the infections has yet to be determined. However, the three are close contacts.

The Deer Lake town council met today to discuss the recently-identified incidents of coronavirus within the community. They decided, for the sake of public safety, to keep the town office and Hodder Memorial Recreational Complex closed for two weeks—until Monday, December 7.

As well, the town is asking all non-essential businesses to consider ceasing regular operations until that date.

Deer Lake residents are asked to stay 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 is continuing contact tracing, and tests are ongoing.

Anyone who becomes symptomatic is urged to contact 811 for testing. Further information is available at the Government of NL’s website.

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