In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Moose Jaw City Council approved a series of measures to ease the financial burden of many Moose Javians. Read more with our news release - City Council Approves Multiple COVID-19 Financial Measures.
We will continue to offer updates on www.MooseJaw.ca and the new City of Moose Jaw app, which can be found in the Apple and Google Play app stores.
On March 25 the Province implemented further measures to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). From the government news release, "To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Saskatchewan is limiting the size of public and private gatherings to a maximum of ten people." The government also clarified allowable business services. Read more on their website.
The City urges all residents to heed recommendations from the province and Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) for everyone’s safety. Some of the previous restrictions restrictions include:
- The closing of nightclubs, bars and lounges. Those facilities can offer takeout, as long as they respect the same two-metre distancing rule.
- The closing of all restaurants, food courts, cafeterias, cafes and bistros, effective Monday. They can offer takeout.
- A now-mandatory order for anyone coming back to Saskatchewan from anywhere outside Canada, as well any person flagged by the province as a close contact of a COVID-19 case, to self-isolate for 14 days.
Additionally, the Moose Jaw Police Service issued a statement on March 24 from Police Chief Rick Bourassa:
"The Moose Jaw Police Service, in partnership with the health authorities, will be working with local businesses and individuals affected by this Public Health Order to provide information and assistance in coming into compliance with the order’s provisions. It will also be visiting locations to ensure compliance is maintained.
The Moose Jaw Police Service encourages everyone to become familiar with the provisions of the Public Health Order and follow its requirements to ensure we are all doing our part to keep our community safe and healthy."
The City of Moose Jaw encourages residents to visit federal and provincial agencies for their recommendations on being prepared and what to do if you have concerns about COVID-19 or feel you need to be tested.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, the City of Moose Jaw closed community and recreation facilities until further notice. The City has implemented these measures in response to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Affected facilities include:
- City Hall
- All arenas including Mosaic Place, Pla-Mor Palace and Kinsmen Sportsplex
- Kinsmen Sportsplex Swimming Pool
- Yara Centre
- Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
- Moose Jaw Public Library
- Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Residents may use the mail slot in front of City Hall to drop off any payments or important documents. The City of Moose Jaw also offers online payment options. For more information you can visit www.moosejaw.ca.
Registered programs and swimming lessons are cancelled immediately. Customer accounts will be credited for future use or refunds.
City Recreation Passes will be automatically suspended until the facilities re-open, with members being credited for the time lost. Customers who choose to cancel will receive a pro-rated refund. Any questions or concerns can be addressed by calling 306-694-4483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder that on March 23 City Council passed a resolution to waive all fees for regular Transit and Paratransit until further notice.
Additionally, 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.
While we have implemented stricter cleaning protocols, we ask all passengers to prevent the spread of illness by following recommendations from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA):
- Don’t touch surfaces and then your mouth, eyes or nose.
- Use tissues when you cough or sneeze.
- Practice "social distance" by not shaking hands or hugging.
- Stay home if you're sick.
All emergency and essential services continue to be provided and the City of Moose Jaw has implemented our business continuity plan that sees non-essential employees and those employees with underlying health issues working from home where possible.
The decision has been made for City crews to travel in separate vehicles to work sites. The City continues to provide essential services related to sewer and water repairs, so residents may notice more vehicles than usual in construction zones. We ask drivers and residents to please exercise caution and stay a safe distance from all work sites for the safety of everyone.
Further, The City of Moose Jaw reminds residents that the only material that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper.
Other items, including wet wipes and paper towels, should be thrown in the garbage.
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