Lambton County Cultural Facilities Closed Indefinitely in Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Wyoming, ON – In response to the ongoing public health effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, cultural facilities that are operated by the County of Lambton initially scheduled to re-open on April 6, 2020 will remain closed indefinitely.
Cultural facilities that will remain closed include all Lambton County Library locations (including the Sarnia Library Theatre), Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Lambton County Archives, Lambton Heritage Museum and Oil Museum of Canada.
With these indefinite closures and the resulting shortage of work, employees involved in the day-to-day delivery of service at these locations were issued an indefinite lay-off notice effective April 6, 2020. Impacted employees have been offered the option of being redeployed to support other required services such as long-term care, social services or public health, if the need arises.
“These are unprecedented times, and while it is difficult to close our doors to the public who value our services, it is essential that we do everything we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19”, says Andrew Meyer, General Manager, Cultural Services. “While timelines are difficult to predict, we look forward to welcoming staff and patrons back to our libraries, gallery and museums as soon as it is deemed safe to resume normal operations.”
Users of Lambton County Library are reminded to hold onto any materials they have on loan, and can return the items upon re-opening at a future date. Due dates will be automatically extended, and fines will not accumulate on any materials on loan during the extension period.
Residents are encouraged to engage with cultural services online through the library, museums and gallery websites and social media platforms. Electronic books, movies, music, newspapers and more are also available at www.lclibrary.ca. For help accessing electronic services, call 519-845-3324 ext. 5266 or email librarytechhelp@county-lambton.on.ca.
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Please contact:
Andrew Meyer General Manager, Cultural Services Division County of Lambton Tel: 519-845-0809 ext. 5236 Cell: 519-381-9999 andrew.meyer@county-lambton.on.ca

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