The City of Saskatoon has been monitoring and actively engaged in assessing the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is in close contact with provincial and federal authorities. The health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees, and maintaining core services, are our top priorities.
Check back for regular updates as information becomes available.
Provincial Public Health Order Remains In Effect
Residents must continue to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and follow the restrictions under the current Public Health Order. This includes limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people - inside and outside - within an extended household group only and maintaining a minimum distance of two metres between people.
Unaffected City Services
The core services that you rely on everyday are being maintained:
- Saskatoon Fire Department
- Saskatoon Police Service
- Transit Services
- Waste & Recycling Collection
- Power, Water & Sewer Services
- Landfill Operations
- Road Maintenance & Repair
- Construction & Major Projects
- Cemetery Services
Affected City Services
The City has made changes to the way we provide some services for the safety of our staff and the public. Check back for updates to this list:
- Animal Services: Subsidized Spay & Neuter Program (updated March 19)
- Building Standards: Permits, Inspections, PID Applications, Payments (updated May 22)
- Business Licenses: New Licenses, Renewals (updated April 6)
- Bylaw Courts (updated May 25) - Matters scheduled for Bylaw Court to resume June 1
- Flag Raisings, Civic Square and Outdoor Special Event Bookings (updated March 27)
- Garage & Yard Sales (updated April 21)
- Park Maintenance and Urban Reforestation Tree Planting Program (updated May 20)
- Parking: Parking for People with a Disability, Residential Parking Program, Impound Lot (updated May 20)
- Purchasing Services (updated March 24)
- Waste & Recycling: Compost Depots, Paying at the Landfill, Household Glass Program, Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days (updated April 28)
- Water Cross Connection: Reminder Notices & Deficiency Letters (updated April 20)
- Water Meters: AMI Upgrade Appointments (updated March 24)
City Hall, City Buildings & Facilities
City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations are closed. While closed, there are many online services available.
Utility Payments & Property Taxation
Learn about the immediate action the City has taken to allow residents more time to pay their taxes and utility bills:
Transit Services Updated
Visit transit.saskatoon.ca for up-to-date schedule and safety information. Please use transit only if it is necessary for essential travel to aid in physical distancing measures. Up to and including June 7, riders must enter and exit buses using the rear doors, excluding those who require personal mobility devices, and payment of a fare is not required. Front door loading and fare collection will resume effective June 8 along with other measures detailed here.
Leisure Facilities, Attractions & Programs
Physical Distancing Ambassadors
Watch for Physical Distancing Ambassadors moving throughout Saskatoon’s 200 parks! 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 playgrounds are closed (call 306-975-2476 or email us to report missing signs).
Safety & Physical Distancing on Sidewalks
To maintain physical distancing on sidewalks, when approaching others, residents are advised to move into the boulevard or parking lane if safe to do so. If walking in low light, please wear bright colours so you can be seen by others more easily.
Bridge Walkways, Pedestrian Overpasses & Underpasses
Temporary access restrictions and signs are in place on bridge walkways to allow for physical distancing. The Traffic, Broadway and University Bridges, with walkways on both sides, are operating as one-way only. The CP Pedestrian and Sid Buckwold Bridge walkways are closed as they are not wide enough for users to keep a two-metre distance away from others. Restrictions on all other bridge walkways are found in the frequently asked questions.
In keeping with public health guidelines, residents should avoid using their hands to touch shared surfaces in the public like pedestrian push buttons. To help with this, the City has made adjustments to over 250 traffic signals so that pedestrians will get the crossing light without pushing the activation buttons. Vehicles may notice a slightly longer wait at these high-use pedestrian crossing intersections as a result. Signage is also in place to remind people to not touch the buttons.
City Events & Engagement Activities
All City-organized public events and in-person engagement activities have been cancelled until further notice. Online surveys already in progress will continue until their scheduled closing date. We will notify participants when events may be rescheduled.
Saskatoon's Guide to Re-opening
The best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice everyday preventive actions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated: June 1, 2020
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