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Aurora to open warming centre during extreme weather conditions

Centre to be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. if York Region Public Health issues alert
Jan. 22, 2021
Lisa Queen

In advance of a polar vortex threatening to put an end to our mild winter later this month, Aurora is announcing it will open a warming centre during extreme weather conditions.

The temporary shelter at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC), at 1400 Wellington St. E., will open when York Region public health issues extreme cold weather alerts.

The centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for residents seeking a reprieve from the cold.

Residents will be informed when the warming centre is open through the town’s social media channels and website.

Residents will be screened when they arrive, provided with an area to rest and will be required to practice physical distancing, exercise proper hand hygiene practices, wear mandatory masks and follow all public health guidelines.

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All COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in effect.