Back to business at Rotary Place after weekend closure

Weekend disinfecting complete

Rotary Place in Orillia will be open today with a resumption of all programs.

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The facility was closed Friday to allow for a full cleaning and disinfecting of its cooling tower. Higher than normal levels of legionella bacteria were discovered in the tower Thursday.

The health unit completed additional tests on Sunday, Oct. 27 and advised the tower could return to its full operation. Staff worked diligently throughout the weekend to preserve the ice surface, which means no further programming impacts this week.

It’s not clear what role the facility has played in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in the city. Nine people have been diagnosed with it