The City of Moose Jaw is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan and below is the latest information regarding changes to City services and operations that have been implemented since pandemic began in 2020. For the latest COVID-19 news and vaccination updates from Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) click here

The SHA has now lowered the vaccine age eligibility to 13+. For more details on booking an appointment, click here. 

There are several pharmacies in Moose Jaw that are taking appointments by phone. For additional booking information through the SHA website, click here. 

COVID-19 TESTING

Drop-in COVID-19 testing is offered Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Golden Nugget Centre on the Moose Jaw Exhibition grounds (use the east entrance). 

PRIVATE GATHERINGS (Taken from the provincial government website, www.saskatchewan.ca)

For the latest on private gathering restrictions, click here.

Further details on City operations and services affected by COVID-19 can be found below. 

Reopening announcements for individual facilities will occur based on:

  • compliance with Provincial reopening guidelines
  • additional cleaning, disinfecting, and safety measures
  • ability to create a safe environment for staff and visitors
  • enhanced protection measures for essential City staff
  • capacity to absorb additional costs including losses in revenue

UPDATED March 9, 2021

Yara Centre:

  • The fitness centre and indoor track will remain open within the current Yara Centre hours of operation and booking processes, but with reduced capacity limits and mandatory masking for all activities.
  • Fitness classes continue under the current measures which include groups of 8 or fewer, mandatory mask use for all participants and at least 3 metres of physical distancing.
  • Turf rentals are available as per the Public Health Sports and Recreation Guidelines with a maximum of 8 participants under the age of 18yrs for training and skill development purposes only.  No games are allowed
  • Drop-in turf activities are being scheduled within the capacity limits.

Kinsmen Sportsplex Pool:

  • Public swimming continues within the current pool hours of operation and booking processes, but with updated capacity limits and physical distancing/masking guidelines.
  • Aquatic fitness classes continue under current booking practices while adhering to current measures which includes groups of 8 or fewer and at least 3 metres of physical distancing.
  • Private rentals are suspended until further notice.
  • Swimming lessons and advanced courses are being offered as per the Public Health Guidelines.

Mosaic Place and City Arenas (Kinsmen Arena, Pla-Mor Palace)

  • Pla-Mor Palace and Mosaic Place are closed for the season. Ice rentals are available till March 31, 2021 at the Kinsmen Arena.
  • Mandatory mask use and three (3)metres of physical distancing is required in all areas including the ice surface.
  • All shinny hockey and adult recreational hockey has been suspended until further notice.
  • Family Skating will occur as per the Public Health Guidelines at the Kinsmen Arena.

Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre

  • After careful thought, consultation with stakeholders and consideration of the Government of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 restrictions remaining in effect until January 29th (at minimum), it is with mixed emotions that the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 2020-2021 curling season.

Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery

  • The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery remains open within the current hours of operation with capacity remaining at 20. Masks are mandatory in all areas of the facility.
  • In-person art classes are limited to 6 students, who are physically distanced more than 2 meters and also required to wear masks.

Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

  • The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre will remain open with a maximum of 10 people allowed in the Art Gallery, to allow space for physical distancing.
  • Capacity for all live performances will be restricted to 30 people and masks are mandatory in all areas of the facility.
  • Beverage services have been suspended until further notice.

Moose Jaw Public Library

  • The Moose Jaw Public Library will remain open and has had no significant changes as a result of the new measures.
  • They continue to encourage patrons to use the curbside pickup option if they would like items but aren't able to come in. Patrons can put the items on hold themselves or give the Library a call with their preferences and they will gladly put a package together based on their preferences.  The Library has great digital resources from books to movies and are happy to help navigate by phone if people are sticking around their homes.

MANDATORY USE OF MASKS

The Province of Saskatchewan has issued a Public Health Order making masking in indoor public places mandatory to all Saskatchewan communities. Exceptions include:

  • People whose medical condition prevents them from wearing a mask as determined by a health professional.

CITY HALL

City Hall is open to the public.

City Hall safety measures include:

  • Reduced public hours of operation (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday).
  • All visitors must use hand sanitizer and non-medical masks will also be available and are required.
  • Capacity restrictions will be in effect for all areas including City Council meetings.
  • A security desk will be set up inside the main entrance doors to the lobby and controlled by a Commissionaire, who will screen all visitors.
  • All visitors must answer a series of health questions and have a temperature check.
  • All visitors will be required to sign in and out.
  • Appointments are required for meetings with City Administration or Mayor.

The City reminds residents that we offer a number of online payment options and the drop box in front of City Hall (228 Main St. North) is open 24 hours a day.

Click here for the detailed City Hall Reopen Plan.

OUTDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES AND SPACES

LIBRARY & CULTURAL FACILITIES

PROGRAM REGISTRATION

  • To sign up, use the Online Recreation Registration button at moosejaw.ca or the City of Moose Jaw app. Space is limited.

TRAILS & OPEN SPACES

Trails and open spaces remain open under the following measures:

  • Physical distancing must always be practiced – two metres apart unless with family or people you live with.
  • Avoid touching shared public surfaces like benches and railings and be sure to wash your hands as soon as you return home.
  • Avoid group sports and activities unless with your family or people you live with. Gatherings must still follow the public health order and be no more than thirty people.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

We will continue to offer updates on changes to services and operations via www.MooseJaw.ca and the City of Moose Jaw app, which can be found in the Apple and Google Play app stores.

The Moose Jaw Police Service has released the following statement regarding compliance with COVID-19 safety recommendations:

"The Moose Jaw Police Service would like to update our community regarding Saskatchewan Health’s newly-created COVID-19 Non-Compliance Reporting Procedure. Saskatchewan Health now has online and telephone reporting of any Health Order violations. The public can visit their website or call 1(855) 559-5502. 

We would like the public's cooperation regarding attendance at our police service office. Our office remains open 24 hours, seven days a week for your needs but we would encourage you to phone us at 306-694-7600 first. This measure is to meet your needs more effectively, safely and protect you and our staff during this time."

Parks and Recreation COVID-19 FAQs

 General Questions

 Q:  When will the Recreation Facilities be open?

 A: The Kinsmen Sportsplex and Yara Centre have reopened with new COVID-19 Protocols.  To reserve a time or view schedules pleas click here

Q:  Can we use the Outdoor Recreation Facilities?

A:  Trails and open spaces remain open under the following measures:

  • Physical distancing must be practiced – 2 metres apart at all times unless with family or people you live with.
  • Avoid touching shared public surfaces like benches and railings and be sure to wash your hands as soon as you return home.
  • Playground structures and sports fields are open.
  • Gatherings must follow the public health order and be no more than 10 people.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

 Q: How will I physical distance on the track?

A: The inside and outside lanes will be open for single file use.

Q: When will the turf be opened

A: The turf is opened to limited capacity as per the Sports and Activities Guidelines released November 27, 2020

Q: Do I have to book a time online for activities at Kinsmen Sportsplex and Yara Centre?

 A: Yes.  Online booking is in effect for all activities at the Yara Centre and Kinsmen Sportsplex.  Online bookings for both facilities will be at www.moosejaw.ca on the City of Moose Jaw app or by phone (Yara Centre (306) 694-4560 and Kinsmen Sportsplex (306) 694-4483). Members can book 2 days in advance and non-members can book 1 day in advance.  There are no refunds on bookings.  Member no shows will result in cancellation fees.

 Q: Do I have to wear a mask at the Kinsmen Sportsplex and Yara Centre?

 A: Masks are mandatory during your time at the facilities and during physical exertion with the exception of swimming.

Q: Will you have sanitizer stations for public use?

 A: Yes, hand sanitizer stations are available.

Q: What is the City of Moose Jaw doing to protect the public as we return to the facilities?

 A: Screening will occur for users, reduced capacity and enhanced cleaning are some of the many new protocols for using recreation facilities.

 Q: May I drop into any of the available activity times?

A: We are encouraging the public and members to book online for all activities. Booked customers have priority.   If you have not booked a swim, you must wait 15 minutes past the start of swim if there is space.    All users including your family members will be required to have a PerfectMind account.  Sign up today at cityofmoosejaw.perfectmind.com.  We also take bookings and payments over the phone.

 Q: How far in advance may I book an activity for the Yara Centre and Kinsmen Sportsplex?

A: 2 days in advance for members and 1 day in advance for the public.

Q: Can I drop my kids off at the Kinsmen Sportsplex or Yara Centre?

A: No.  Anyone under the age of 16 yrs must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who can ensure proper physical distancing is maintained in all areas including the water and fitness centre.

Q: What is Yara Centre’s and Kinsmen Sportsplex’s opening schedule?

A: Please visit our Recreation Facilities website to view schedules.

Q:  Where can I walk my dog?

A:  The off-leash dog park is still open, however physical distancing must be practiced 2 metres apart at all times unless with family or people you live with.  A reminder that all dogs must be leashed in public areas and dogs are not allowed in parks, playgrounds or school grounds.

Q:  What are the Guidelines for Outdoor Rinks

A:  Outdoor rinks are closed for the season and fall within the Public Health Orders related to Outdoor Public Gatherings.

The City of Moose Jaw asks residents and businesses to continue following COVID-19 restrictions as set forth by the Provincial and Federal Governments.

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.

The City reminds residents to download the SaskAlert app for critical COVID-19 information from the Province of Saskatchewan.

While the City encourages all to adhere to the government restrictions regarding social distancing, we understand that residents still need essentials like groceries, prescriptions and other goods.

The City of Moose Jaw supports work by the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce to provide guidance and resources to the local business community. For more information, visit the Chamber's dedicated COVID-19 business information page. On that page you'll find an updated list of Moose Jaw businesses that are open during COVID-19 and their adjusted business hours.

Additionally, a new website has been launched to help facilitate the sale of goods and services in the City of Moose Jaw. It's called "Bring Me Basics" and it's FREE for local businesses to post their products for sale. Consumers can then complete the online transaction and arrange delivery.

We thank the business community for providing flexible shopping options for those most vulnerable in Moose Jaw.

Moose Jaw Co-op Seniors-Only shopping hours: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Safeway Seniors-Only shopping hours: 7:00-8:00 a.m. every day.

Superstore Seniors-Only shopping hours: 7:00-8:00 a.m. every day.

South Hill Fine Foods: Delivery available – call 306-692-1516.

On May 6, the City of Moose Jaw's "Notorious Jawcast" focused on members of the local business community and how they are managing during COVID-19. There are some heartwarming, confidence-inspiring stories.

Did you know there is a COVID-19 Community Response Team in Moose Jaw? The team is committed to identifying support programs for families and individuals suffering mental, financial or physical health issues through the pandemic. Many of these programs are not just for Moose Jaw residents, but for residents across South Central Saskatchewan.

211 Saskatchewan is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to human services in the province by telephone, text, or web chat, plus a searchable website with over 5,000 listings of social, community, non-clinical health, and government services across the province.

In addition to searching on the 211 Saskatchewan website, individuals can now call 2-1-1, text 2-1-1 or go online to chat with trained professionals to help find and navigate services they need. This access to community, health and government services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Over 175 languages, including 17 Indigenous languages, are available over the phone.

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