For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19. To learn more about the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, please visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan
- COVID-19 Update: Five New Cases, 13 More Recoveries, 10 In HospitalAs of May 14, 2020, Saskatchewan has five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 582 (178 are considered active.) Four of the new cases are in the Far North (La Loche area) and one is in the Regina region.
Beginning Friday, golf courses and drive-in theatres will be able to begin operation under the guidelines contained in Re-Open Saskatchewan.
The primary change this week is the addition of guidelines for outfitting operations (page 48). Beginning Friday, owners and employees of outfitting operations are allowed to travel to outfitting camps, including those in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD), to prepare for the season and secure the premises. These operators must comply with the requirements of the public health order, including the travel restrictions within the NSAD.
Outfitters operating south of the NSAD that are not impacted by northern travel restrictions may begin operations starting on May 15 subject to the guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.
The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) would like to warn consumers about unlicensed lenders or brokers who are taking advantage of people’s financial positions during COVID-19 pandemic.
Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $10 million in additional funding to help livestock producers manage the impacts of COVID-19 related market disruptions.
- What’s New Involving the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan
As restrictions related to COVID-19 are gradually lifted, more information about the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, released on April 23, 2020, will be available and become embedded in the Plan. Updates to the plan in the last seven days can be found under What’s New – Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan and are listed below.
May 14, 2020
- Outfitting Operations Guidelines (page 48 of the plan document)
May 8, 2020
- Appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) (page 17 of the plan document)
- Drive-in Theatres (page 25)
- Public Markets and Farmers Markets (page 32)
- Clothing/Retail operations for Thrift/Second-hand Stores (page 36)
- Golf Courses (pages 42-43)
- Parks and Campgrounds (page 45)
- Advisory Services and Municipal Relations Branch Update
The Ministry of Government Relations has specific information that may be of interest to you as a municipal official during this period.
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19.
For information about the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19.
Council met last night, March 31, 2020 and has the following message for Vibank Residents:
*Thank you for remembering your neighbours and the most vulnerable of our Community
*Thank you for social distancing when walking, visiting the store, post office, and quick stop.
*Thank you for abiding by bylaws including safely driving your ATV the quickest route out of the Village and keeping off green spaces and Village streets.
*Thank you for picking up after your pet.
Council has cancelled interest on Village water/sewer utilities for the month of April.
Remember we are all one Community and we are all in this together.
- Saskatchewan Records Third COVID-19 Death
A Saskatchewan resident in the 80-89 age range has died from complications related to COVID-19. The province now has three deaths related to the virus.
- Taking Care Of Your Mental Health During The Pandemic
Mental health services and supports are readily available to Saskatchewan residents who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent spending estimates, the Ministry of Health is investing $435 million in mental health and addictions services, an increase of $33 million.
- March 24
Our Maintenance Staff Are taking a page and a post from the Regina Public School Board and are closing the Vibank Regional School playground.
COVID-19 virus can linger on surfaces such as plastic and metal for several days and could potentially be transmitted by playing in school playgrounds and touching playground equipment that others have touched. This includes slides, swings, teeter-totters, jungle gyms and other equipment. None of this equipment is being cleaned or sanitized while schools are closed and can pose a health risk to anyone that uses them.
Please do not use this play equipment until further notice.
It is difficult to tell young people that they cannot play and is perhaps one of the hardest parts of the current requirements to practice social distancing.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.