The City of Moose Jaw is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, but announced it will keep city facilities open for now.

These facilities include City Hall, Yara Centre and Kinsmen Sportsplex.

“We have been in contact with the province since early February and have updated relevant Emergency Response plans in case the risk of an outbreak increases,” city manager Jim Puffalt said in a press release.

The city has advised staff to adhere to Saskatchewan Health Authority Guidelines and asks visitor to do the same. This includes:

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • 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 are sick

Staff and visitors who have travelled abroad are also asked to self-monitor for symptoms including fever, coughing or difficulty breathing for 14 days after returning to Canada.

Updates will be provided on the City of Moose Jaw’s website.