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Leafs Recycling Centre requiring masks as COVID-19 numbers increase

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
November 10th, 2020

Following news of an increase in COVID-19 cases in Salmo and Creston combined with record-setting new case numbers in the province, management at the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre is requiring all customers wear masks effective Thursday, November 12, 2020 when attending the 120 Silica Street facility.

The public will be requested to wear masks while sorting recycling to protect staff and patrons from the spread of COVID-19.

“Given the recent cases announced in Salmo (9) and Creston (undisclosed), we feel that masks for customers and staff alike is the safest and most prudent course of action at this time,” manager Greg St. George told The Nelson Daily.

St. George said the depot has already installed plexiglass shielding at its’ checkout and has social distancing measures in place since reopening in late May. As well, all staff has received COVID-19 infection training.

St. George said the depot will remain open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to ensure that staff has enough time to clean and sanitize for customer safety.

St. George said if customers attend without a mask, one will be provided, or recyclables can be donated in support of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Club in a bin out front without entering inside the facility.

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre is operated by the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society.

Leafs open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Friday in Castlegar against the Rebels. Saturday, the Leafs are at home against Osoyoos Coyotes.

All games can be seen by subscribing to HockeyTV.

St. George said Management and Staff of the Nelson Leafs Recycling Center wish to thank everyone in advance for their support.

“Stay safe,” St. George said.



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