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COVID-19: financial plan update, Physical Distancing Ambassadors, tee time bookings begin at golf courses

For immediate release: May 4, 2020 - 4:56pm
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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 that 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.

COVID-19 Financial Plan Graphics

The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide and deep effects on City work and finances; as a result, the City has developed some social media-friendly graphics to help explain the plan.

The proposed strategy the City has includes a balance of:

  • maintaining civic services;
  • reducing expenditures;
  • utilizing fiscal stabilization reserves; and
  • continuing to work with other orders of government on solutions.

 Reminder on Physical Distancing Ambassadors

Watch for Physical Distancing Ambassadors moving throughout Saskatoon’s 200 parks! In light of recent concerns and to keep everyone safe, Ambassadors will be promoting the importance of physical distancing and other necessary restrictions while using outdoor public places. They will also ensure materials are still in place to let the public know playground equipment and sports fields remain closed (call 306-975-2476 or email customercare@saskatoon.ca to report missing signs).

City Golf Courses Reopen May 15 Under New Provincial Regulations

City golf courses will reopen on May 15 in full compliance with the golf course guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan. Details are still being finalized – check saskatoon.ca/golf on Tuesday, May 5 for full information. Tee times will be available for booking starting May 5.

Please visit saskatoon.ca/covid19 for timely updates from the City of Saskatoon on everything you need to know to stay safe.