City To Implement Provincial Mask Mandate

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September 16, 2021

MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw will implement the provincial government’s COVID-19 health initiatives that were announced today.  Effective, Friday, September 17, 2021 mandatory masking is required at all indoor public spaces, including the following City facilities:

  • City Hall
  • Kinsmen Sportsplex
  • Yara Centre
  • Mosaic Place/Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre
  • Moose Jaw Transit
  • Moose Jaw Public Library
  • Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

“Throughout the pandemic the City has relied upon, and followed, guidance from the provincial government and Saskatchewan Health Authority as it relates to COVID-19 safety precautions,” said Jim Puffalt, City Manager. “Our City Council’s direction was to implement a mask mandate in City facilties and we were ready to begin September 20, 2021. However, we appreciate the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority for their leadership in implementing a province-wide mandatory mask mandate effective September 17.”

The mask mandate is in effect for all individuals at all City facilities, with some exceptions, including:

  • Children/teens 18 years of age or younger participating in sporting activities.
  • All ages may remove masks when swimming.
  • Masking in venues hosting youth athletics will remain required for general entry and exit into the facility, along with for spectators.
  • You may remove your mask when consuming food or beverages.

Adults participating in indoor physical activity (except for swimming) will need to remain masked.

Signs will be posted at all facilities, and for more information on the province’s mask mandate and upcoming proof of vaccination policy (effective October 1, 2021), visit MooseJaw.ca/coronavirus.