Changes To Landfill, Playground Use Among City Operational Adjustments

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March 25, 2020

Moose Jaw – The City of Moose Jaw has instituted further operational changes related to COVID-19 precautions.

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT OFF-LIMITS

Effective immediately, the City asks residents to avoid use of all playground equipment. The City advises that the equipment is not sanitized and signs will be installed at all City playgrounds reminding residents to stay off the equipment.

Park spaces, dog parks and trails remain open to the public but social distancing practices should be practiced at all times. Please ensure you maintain two metres of personal space when venturing outdoors. The City reminds residents that there are many outdoor activities that can be enjoyed in your back yard such as making your own playground, sandbox or obstacle course, playing sports like soccer, baseball or lacrosse, or doing chalk drawings and rock paintings.

LANDFILL

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission the City asks residents to use either debit or credit card at the City Landfill until further notice. Debit and credit card transactions are offered up to a maximum of $750.00.

Additionally, effective April 1 the hours of operation at the Landfill will switch to 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WASTE COLLECTION

To help ensure the safety of our crews, please secure your garbage bag before placing in the green bin. Scattered waste increases the risk of transmission.

PARATRANSIT

Effective immediately, any passenger calling Paratransit to request a ride will be asked a series of assessment questions provided by the Saskatchewan Health Authority to determine the passenger’s well-being. The City may deny service if the passenger exhibits COVID-19 symptoms.

For full details on City of Moose Jaw services impacted by COVID-19, click here.