Public Health Measures from the Government of Saskatchewan
Mental health services and supports are readily available to Saskatchewan residents who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Saskatchewan and health sector partners are working together to ensure that services are available, particularly to vulnerable populations and that they comply with public health requirements limiting close contact. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/april/01/mental-health-during-pandemic
Saskatchewan Parks is reminding residents provincial parks are not open at this time.
Saskatchewan Parks is following the advice of public health experts and implementing measures to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of Monday, March 23, 2020, park facilities closed, meaning there is no access to washrooms, visitor centres, picnic areas, as well as campgrounds and campsites. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/march/27/provincial-parks-closed
Thursday, March 26, the Government of Saskatchewan announced changes to Provincal fine collections and late payment fees as well temporary suspending eviction hearings as a result of COVID-19. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/latest-updates
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. Additionally, clarity is being provided to Saskatchewan businesses surrounding the operations of allowable business services, in consultation with the Chief Medical Health Officer. A list of critical public services and allowable business services has been created to inform the business community of which businesses can continue to operate in accordance with social distancing practices. All changes are effective March 26, 2020. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/march/25/allowable-business-services
All travellers returning from international destinations – including the United States – are subject to a mandatory self-isolation order. Violation of the order may result in a $2,000 fine.
Anyone identified by a MHO as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 shall go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from the date of having been exposed.
Self-isolation is an important way of preventing COVID-19 from spreading in Saskatchewan. It means staying at home and avoiding situations where there is a potential to spread the infection to others: work; school; sporting events; social, cultural and religious gatherings; and public places such as restaurants and malls. You should also avoid public transportation. If you have an emergency and need to leave home, please wear a surgical mask while you are out. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/self-isolation
Social distancing means avoiding contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum distance of 2 metres from others when shopping or walking in the community. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/social-distancing
For more information regarding COVID-19, Visit the Government of Saskatchewan webpage. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus
City of Weyburn’s Response
We have been following the direction of the Federal and Provincial Governments during this pandemic. The City of Weyburn will continue to adhere to these measures as our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the community and our employees. We are focused on maintaining City services such as Fire, Police, Garbage Collection etc.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Weyburn requests that the public does not participate in activities on City owned outdoor amenities until further notice. These amenities include:
• Ball Diamonds
• Tennis Courts
• Playground Equipment
• Sports Fields
• Dog park
The City of Weyburn would like to encourage the use of our Tatagwa Trail system as well as the use of our parks but are reminding the public to practice social distancing. Social distancing means avoiding contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum distance of 2 metres from others when shopping or walking in the community. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/social-distancing
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Weyburn City Council Meetings will take place using electronic communication. City Council will utilize Zoom Meeting software to conference remotely. These meetings will be live streamed on the City of Weyburn YouTube Channel and broadcasted on Access 7. There will be a link to the YouTube Channel from the City of Weyburn website and social media channels. The first electronic meeting will take place for the next scheduled City Council meeting 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Local Media will also be able to dial in to the meeting and during the Inquiries and Announcements portion they will be permitted to ask questions at that time. Council will also stay on line for up to 15 minutes to answer any questions of the media after the meeting.
Until further notice, all City of Weyburn operated facilities will be closed to the public
• Weyburn Leisure Centre
• Soo Line Historical Museum
• Crescent Point Place/Tom Zandee Sports Arena
• City Hall
• Public Works and Parks Building
• Water Treatment Plant
• Turner Curling Museum
• River Park Campgrounds
• Community Gardens
In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, we are actively monitoring the situation and will continue to evaluate when City facilities may reopen.
As this situation evolves, The City of Weyburn will continue to provide regular updates as they are available through our website and social media.
City of Weyburn Methods of Payment Available
• Drop Box at City Hall (cash or cheque) – A night deposit can be found just outside the City Hall main entrance , City Hall is located at 157 3rd St. NE.. Please make sure the type of payment and account number or property address is specified.
• By mail – Mail your bill stub and cheque to: City of Weyburn, PO Box 370, Weyburn, SK, S4H 2K6
• Online banking – Online banking is offered by most banks and financial institutions for utility bills and property taxes. For other payments such as business licenses, fees and rentals, please request a direct deposit form for online payment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Pre-authorized Payment Plan (PAP) – This program offers automatic withdrawal from your bank account. For utility bills the exact amount will be withdrawn from your account at the end of the month. For Property Taxes, we offer several different withdrawal dates to ensure taxes are paid in full by December 31. Forms are available at https://weyburn.ca/payment-options/. Email your completed application form and a void cheque to email@example.com or drop off at City Hall Drop Box @ 157 3rd St. NE.
City Council has made the decision to defer all interest Charges on late utility bill payments and defer all water disconnections due to non-payment. At this time, the City will still bill on a monthly basis and send out late payment notices as customers will be responsible for their usage and payments. Pre-authorized payments will continue to be withdrawn from customer accounts at the end of the month. If customers would like to make other arrangements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weyburn Police Service
The Weyburn PS would like to remind everyone of the process for reporting potential violations of the Covid-19 Public Health restrictions. The Public is being asked to report directly to the referral line at 1 (855) 559-5502. This line if for non-health inquiries. If you have a health-related inquiry about yourself please contact 811 who will assist you with your concerns. Any reports received by the Police, with the exception of select types of incidents (i.e. crowd size) are referred to Public Health for investigation and recommendation. The police are only taking direct enforcement action in emergency cases or as directed by Public Health.
As a lot of concerns called into Police are related to Self-Isolation, please visit the Government Website which details what exactly Self-Isolation means. If someone is out of their residence, this does not necessarily mean they are in violation of the Self-Isolation requirement. At this time Self-Isolation is just that, it should not be confused with mandatory Quarantine. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 for further information and for easy access to Public Health Orders.
The City is also making available the Health Ministry’s tool to guide citizens on how to continue with daily life and whether they need to be tested for COVID-19. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-self-assessment
If anyone has symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have traveled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, they should stay home and call HealthLine 811 https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services/healthline.
We recommend these precautions to protect against all illnesses:
▪ Wash your hands with soap frequently
▪ Cover your cough or sneeze using the inside of your elbow
▪ Avoid touching your face
▪ Stay home if you feel sick
Weyburn Ministerial Association
The Weyburn Ministerial Association wants to provide their contact information with the community for anyone that may need someone to reach out to during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Church of Christ
(306) 897-7120 (cell)
St Vincent de Paul Catholic
Foundation of Life