Albury's Commercial Club and SS&A Club have been forced to take the unprecedented step of closing their doors in response to even tighter measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
The city's hospitality industry, which employs almost 10 per cent of the entire Albury workforce, is copping the brunt of the latest restrictions announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Scott Morrison with Wodonga pubs not immune to the job loss and financial pain.
Business operators are faced with the difficult task of releasing staff for an indefinite period.
The Commercial Club's closure also extends to its golf course.
In Wodonga, the Huon Hill Hotel has been forced to shut entirely without a bottle shop operation which exists at other pubs including the Birallee Tavern, Elgins and Edwards Tavern.
Australian Industry Group regional manager Tim Farrah said the impacts in the hospitality sector were far-reaching.
"It will be different from the closure of other industries due to the high number of casual employees who use hospitality to top up their income," he said.
"Students or low income earners work nights and weekends just to make ends meet.
"Local suppliers of meat and other wholesale foods will be impacted.
"Local contract transport drivers who deliver to the cafes, restaurants and clubs will be impacted.
"The whole supply chain will face an immediate loss of trade."
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Albury's Xavier High School will start transitioning to an "online learning environment" on Tuesday even though students have the option to stay at school over the "next few days or weeks".
"Students won't be disadvantaged by staying at home or coming to school," XHS principal Gavin Dykes said in a letter to families.
Trinity Anglican College have "strongly urged" parents to keep children home "where possible" from Tuesday as it transitions to a distance learning model from Thursday.
Albury and Wodonga councils have also moved to close community facilities.
Closures announced on Monday included Murray Art Museum Albury, Lauren Jackson Sports Centre and Albury Entertainment Centre.
Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre has also shut its doors.
"The health and safety of our people, both staff and customers, has always been our No.1 priority," Aligned Leisure business development manager Ben Tudhope said.
"We understand that there will be an impact felt by many from these closures, however we believe this is the right decisiojn to protect our community based on current advice."
Albury and Lavington pools and WAVES in Wodonga are remaining open due to being outdoor facilities.
Wodonga Library; the Baranduda, Felltimber and Belgrade Avenue community centres and Bonegilla Migrant Experience, will close from Tuesday until further notice.
Wodonga Council-operated preschools will close in line with the Victorian Government bringing forward the school holidays to start Tuesday
A halt on the council's events and venue programming will be extended from Easter to May 31.
Wodonga Council has no plans at this stage to offer rate relief for individuals and businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
A freeze on charges faced by sporting clubs, which use council-owned facilities, but presently in shutdown mode also hasn't been announced.
"The council understands this is a difficult time for many in our community," a council spokeswoman said.
"We are meeting regularly with our teams and stakeholders to address concerns in what is a rapidly changing situation.
"Legislation requires that the council adopts a budget by June 30 and we see no change to that timeline at this time.
"We are looking to federal and state government policy and stimulus packages to support businesses through these unchartered waters."
Wodonga Ratepayers' Association president Allan Bounader said its executive would meet Tuesday to consider its position on lobbying council for rate relief for individuals and businesses and a freeze on charges for sporting clubs unable to raise income due to their associations being in lockdown for the foreseeable future.
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