Town and Province Urge Social Distancing

Town of Swan River Press Release |

March 20, 2020
Citizens of the Town of Swan River,
And the Swan Valley,


➢ An order has been issued under the Public Health Act to limit indoor and outdoor public gatherings to no more than 50 people in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

➢ Limiting public gatherings of more than 50 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises including places of worship, gatherings such as weddings and funerals.

➢ This does not apply to a facility where health care or social services are provided.

➢ Grocery or food stores, stores, pharmacies or gas stations must ensure separation of one to two metres between patrons assembling in the business.

➢ Limiting hospitality premises where food or alcohol is served and movie theatres to 50 people or 50 per cent of the capacity of the premises, whichever is lesser. These establishments must be able to ensure social distance of one to two metres between customers.

➢ Immediate closures of all bingo and gaming events.

➢ All wellness centres offering physical activities, gyms, fitness centres and athletic clubs and training facilities

The Town is asking everyone to please abide by this order so we can do our part to reduce the impact on the Valley.

Please ensure you continue to follow social distancing practices (staying 6 feet apart) as well as other precautions such as washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your face and coughing or sneezing into your sleeve or tissue. This well help protect you and other members of our community.

We will continue to evaluate this evolving situation and update the community accordingly. Visit for more information. You will find contact info for Health Links on this page as well as a screening tool if you are experiencing symptoms.

Thank you,

Lance Jacobson – Mayor
Town of Swan River