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COVID-19 Information for Residents and Business

COVID-19 Information for Residents and Business

COVID-19 Saskatchewan Extends State of Emergency

The Government of Saskatchewan has extended a provincial State of Emergency, giving the government broad powers to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Province Announces Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

Re-Open Saskatchewan is a plan built on a methodical and phased approach to slowly lifting restrictions so that more businesses can open and more employees can go back to work.

Message from the Mayor

We are all very concerned about the COVID-19 Pandemic and the impact that it is having on our community. I would encourage everyone to do their part by practicing social distancing and following the advice of our Province’s Healthcare Officials. Following this advice will help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection and protect vulnerable populations, including seniors and people with compromised immune systems.

Effective immediately, the Town Office will be closed to the public. Mayor and Council have taken this action to protect the health & well-being of our staff that provide essential services for our community. Normal business, with no change of regular hours, will be conducted via telephone, email or regular mail. Bill payments can be made online, by mail, or at your bank or credit union.

The Regular Council meeting scheduled for April 15, 2020 has been cancelled. Future meetings will be held at the Elks Hall to enable members of Council and staff to maintain social distancing requirements. Council meetings are open to the public; however, non-essential delegations are asked to respect social distancing policies. If you have an issue you wish to present to the council, consider submitting by mail or e-mail; the council will discuss and respond. If it is urgent, you speak to the council, please call the office and arrangements to attend the meeting via conference call can be made.

At the last Council Meeting, the COVID-19 Pandemic and the significant financial impact it is having on our community was discussed. To provide some measure of relief Council is waiving utility interest charges and suspending disconnections until further notice.

Community and Recreation facilities have been closed and will remain closed until further notice. A number of businesses and facilities have provided information on measures they have taken to protect the public. This information is listed on this page and is updated regularly. If we have missed your facility or business, or you require a change of information, please email gull.lake.sk@gmail.com.

Town Council will continue to monitor the situation and provide information and updates as they become available on this page.

Mayor Campbell

CAMPGROUND AND MUSEUM TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR 2020 SEASON

The Campground and Museum will remain closed for the 2020 season. Town Council reviewed the COVID-19 provincial restrictions for re-opening campgrounds and has decided the Campground will remain closed this season.

Currently, museums are not able to open at this time. However, should they be given a green light to open at some point this summer it would be difficult to hire staff at the last moment and implement a re-opening plan. So Council has also decided the museum will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Town Council very much appreciates your patience and understanding in these difficult times.

Mayor Campbell

 

 

 

CRESCENT POINT POOL TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON

Aside from not knowing when Phase 4 (when swimming pools are permitted to reopen) will start, we realized that running swimming lessons and public swimming safely and effectively would not be possible. Lifeguards and swimmers are often put in a position where social distancing isn’t an option, and staff and swimmer safety is a priority at CPP.

On a personal note, it took me 5 days to make this post– every time I started typing I had to stop because I got too bummed out. The pool is easily my favourite part of my job, but this is the right call. Imagine lessons where all swimmers have to stay 2m away from the instructor and each other (rescue practice? Preschool classes in the deep end?), or driving to town and getting turned away at the gate because there were already 30 people on the premises, or having someone swim with their eyes shut and come up in front of you and do the spitty thing everyone does when they come up from the water right in your face. Definitely not ideal.

Sara Kuntz
Recreation Director

Public Health Information

Learn more about COVID-19, including symptoms, treatment and how to protect yourself. Get the latest COVID-19 updates from the Saskatchewan Government.

LOCAL BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND EDUCATION INFORMATION

Learn more about the impact COVID-19 is having on local businesses, health, and education.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

“The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.”

BUSINESS SUPPORT INFORMATION

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

"The health and well-being of entrepreneurs, clients and non-clients as well as of our partners is our top priority. BDC stands ready to support companies through to a more stable period."

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

"To help businesses prepare for and manage through a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada, the Canadian Chamber has developed a brief guide source from a number of best practice documents and designed to assist business planning and continuity efforts."

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

"Given the urgency surrounding this issue, we have additional CFIB staff answering your inquiries to help you manage COVID-19 situations in the workplace."

(COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

"Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement and is available to eligible claimants who are unable to work because of illness, injury or quarantine."

FINANCIAL SUPPORT PLAN FOR SASKATCHEWAN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

“During this time of great uncertainty, it is of the utmost importance that Saskatchewan people know their government is here to provide support,”

Government of Canada: Trade Commissioner Service

"During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 is affecting them, their employees and their families."

Record of Employment Information

"This guide contains general information about how to complete the ROE."

SASKATCHEWAN BUSINESS RESPONSE TEAM

"The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a Business Response Team to support businesses in the province dealing with the economic challenges resulting from COVID-19."

Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance (SEDA)

"SEDA will endeavor to provide you with accurate information during this time of heightened concern is as well as highlighting existing and new resources that may be helpful to Local, Indigenous and Regional governments as well as business."
COVID-19 Information for Residents and Business

COVID-19 Information for Residents and Business

Learn more about COVID-19, local business information, and about the support available for businesses!