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Leo Boivin Community Centre reopens

PRESCOTT - The Leo Boivin Community Centre is now reopened after a 15-day closure.

The detection of unacceptable air quality prompted the immediate closure of the Leo Boivin Community Centre on October 10, 2017. The Town of Prescott was required to close the community centre under Ontario Health and Safety regulations due to airborne mould. Over the course of the past 10 days, a decontamination process was completed and the facility can now reopen subject to the following conditions:

1. Ongoing air scrubbing with HEPA filters for one additional week in the lobby and dressing rooms.

2. Repeating the air quality test in seven days.

The Town is cautiously optimistic that the next air quality test will show the same or lower levels of mould and allow the Leo Boivin Community Centre to remain open for the remainder of the season. Should the air quality test demonstrate otherwise, the Town will need to explore other remediation options which could include closing the facility for the season.

The health, safety, and well-being of the Leo Boivin Community Centre's users and staff is the top priority of the Town of Prescott and they thank all of those affected for their patience and understanding during this process.

See extended story in the November 1 Prescott Journal

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