Amid the recent COVID-19 concerns, council is taking careful measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 within our municipality. Our top priority at this time is to protect the health of our citizens and our staff. This means limiting physical interactions.
It is natural that we worry about new threats to our health, and we suggest getting up-to-date information from reliable sources, including: Health Canada, Saskatchewan Health, and World Health Organization.
The Town Office is open and operational at this time; that being said, the doors are closed unless absolutely necessary. We are encouraging our staff to reduce the number of in-person meetings through alternatives such as video-conference, email, phone, or postponing to a later date.
We want to give our residents the reassurance that we are doing our very best to put the necessary precautions in place to assist in stopping the potential spread of the virus throughout our community.
We are specifically:
- Requesting all persons stay home if they feel sick or have been in contact with someone that has traveled outside of Canada
- Requesting that all employees and residents refrain from attending large events
- Replacing in-person meetings with telephone calls, emails, or video conferences to eliminate visitors coming into our office.
- Having our staff work remotely from home where possible.
- Cancelling non-essential business travel
- Mandating self-isolation for 14 days for those returning from travel outside the country for employees, and strongly suggesting all residents care enough about their neighbours to do the same
- Requesting residents pay their water bills or taxes (if 2019 taxes are not yet paid in full) through online banking. One can also etransfer payments to firstname.lastname@example.org, but be sure to put your name in the comments field before sending. Note that water bills are not due until the end of April, so there is no need to rush to the Town Office to get the bill paid. As always, cheques may be mailed in for payments or dropped off in the drop-box on the North side of the Town Office.
This is an unprecedented situation that council is closely monitoring. As the situation evolves, we will continue to respond and provide updates. Please check back to our website for more information. In the meantime, we wish you and your family the best of health, and we look forward to seeing you in-person in the near future.
See below COVID-19 fact sheets. If you develop symptoms, call the HealthLine: 8-1-1
Visit the Province’s newly launched Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you should be tested for COVID-19