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COVID-19

Covid

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:

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:

City Hall & Buildings

City Hall and all City buildings are currently 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

Leisure facilities are currently closed including all programs and third-party facility rentals. Golf courses and Gordon Howe Campground are now open. A full list of facilities and information about compensation can be found in the frequently asked questions.​

Outdoor Recreation

Playground structures are closed until further notice. This was necessary because the shared surfaces people touch should not be used right now for the health and safety of you and your family, and to eliminate the potential for gatherings at play.

As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and exercise each day, spaces including parks, sports fields, trails, dog parks, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, skate parks and public squares remain open. Visitors must maintain a safe, two-metre physical distance away from others using outdoor public places, as shown here. Gatherings must not be with more than 10 people. Sports fields should not be used for group or organized sports or activities that put you in close contact with others.

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

Pedestrian Crossings

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

Learn how the City is responding to the Province's Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.

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Precautionary Measures

The best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice everyday preventive actions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated:  June 1, 2020

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News Releases

Read the latest news updates from the City of Saskatoon.

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Additional Resources

During any emergency or large-scale event, it is essential to follow accurate, factual, locally specific sources of information.

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Individual Supports

Information on federal and provincial supports for individuals.

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Business Supports

Information on federal and provincial supports for businesses.

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Use our Online Services

Click here for a complete list of City of Saskatoon online services.

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