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COVID-19: Daily Update on Changes to Programs and Services, June 9, 2020

For immediate release: June 9, 2020 - 5:18pm

The City is doing its part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon. We have made many staffing and service changes so our employees can safely deliver services to residents and to make sure people remain physically apart from one another. This way we can all work together by staying apart – it will protect the health of essential frontline healthcare staff, core service workers and first-responders. These actions in turn protect all of us.

City Playground Structures to Re-open Friday, June 12

City playground structures will open starting on Friday, June 12 under the guidelines yesterday announced by the Government of Saskatchewan. Crews will be working over the next couple of days to remove the existing closed signage and tape at over 347 playgrounds throughout Saskatoon. In addition, new signage will be installed at each location to provide playground users with the following reminders from the Chief Medical Health Officer:

  • Individuals who are sick should stay home.
  • A physical distance of two metres should be maintained between people not from the same household or extended household.
  • Individuals should wash their hands frequently with soap and warm water or, when unavailable, with hand sanitizer, before and after using parks and playgrounds.
  • Avoid overcrowding. Individual groups must not exceed the restrictions on public gatherings.
  • If an area is busy, such as playground equipment or park space, come back when it's not as busy or use another play area.
  • Do not share toys or sports equipment between groups.
  • Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with.

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