March 18 – Province declares state of Emergency – https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/march/18/covid-19-state-of-emergency
March 17 – Attention Residents:In order to maintain the health and safety of our staff and community, council has made the decision to close the office to the public effective immediately until further notice.
If you want to drop off payments, please drop at the post office (self addressed – stamped envelopes available at no cost at the post office) . If you wish to speak to administration about anything, please call 306-762-2130 press 1 or e-mail
Council meetings are open to the public, however, non-essential delegations will be deferred to a future meeting date. If you have an issue you wish to present to council, consider submitting by mail or e-mail; council will discuss and respond. If it’s urgent you speak with council, please call the office and arrangements to attend the meeting via conference call can be made. You can also speak with any councillor – contact information is available on our public website.
The Heritage Building is wiping down door handles, washroom facilities daily with a disinfectant, but please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before you enter and when you leave.
All programming and meetings at Vibank Branch Library are suspended until further notice. No inter-branch materials will be sent or received. The library will remain open this week (March 16 – 20), but re-evaluated on Friday, March 20th.
Vibank Senior’s Centre will be closed to the Public, The Domo will offer coffee/food to go only, no eat—in. Judo has been cancelled until March 30 and then they will reassess. Cheryl Fink’s Yoga and Dance is cancelled until further notice.
Public Works staff is concentrating on the Water Treatment Plant, Lift Stations, and roadways. In the event of a water/sewer emergency they can be reached at 306-550-5957.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times. Stay healthy everyone.
Dagmar Crumley – Village of Vibank – 306-762-2130
March 16, 2020 –
The following Information is not provided to bring panic but to highlight the importance of having proper information and
a reminder to WASH YOUR HANDS.
Please be calm, use reason, and trust in a process designed by Health Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan; whose purpose is your continued well being and safety.
1. RELY ON credible information. Public Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca, Saskatchewan.ca, Who.int and other resources.
2. We know the virus spreads through coughing, sneezing & physical contact making it essential to:
A. Avoid large groups
B. Distance yourself from others if you can – Social Distancing 2 metres.
C. Wash your hands frequently. At least 20 seconds with SOAP AND WATER
D. If you are sick STAY AT HOME
E. DO NOT visit seniors residents if you’re showing illness symptoms or not – Call them instead, let them know you are thinking about them. MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT
F. DO check on elderly neighbours by calling them and making sure they have essentials including medications, food, and limited social interactions (conversation). Vibank Fine Foods delivers, make sure they know.
G. There is a COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool on the Government of Saskatchewan website if you’re unsure and need to know when to talk to a doctor, use the 811 Provincial Health Line to ask questions on your health, and call the Doctor before you drop in if you think you are a carrier or have been exposed to someone with the Virus.
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus, https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…, https://www.who.int/emergen…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Be Kind , be informed, and WASH YOUR HANDS!
Update: March 12, 2020 – Saskatchewan.ca https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus
Provincial and Federal government Agencies are working together to keep you informed and updated on the 2019-nCoV Outbreak: Government of Saskatchewan has provided information updated on March 9, 2020: Click here for PDF:covid-19 FAQ
Government of Canada : 1-833-784-4397 canada.ca/coronavirus https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-be-prepared-infographic.html
Government of Saskatchewan: Dial: 811 https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019