COVID-19 Update & Information

May 21, 2020

The Town continues to monitor the Province’s Public Health Order and their phased Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Re-Open Plan is available at www.saskatchewan.ca and provides information affecting the operations of several Town facilities:

  • Town Office – Open to the public beginning May 28, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
  • Campground – opening June 1 by reservation only
  • Aquatic Centre – will remain closed for 2020 season
  • Fitness Centre – TBD in Phase 3
  • Rec Centre, Hall, Sportsgrounds, Playgrounds & Museum – TBD in Phase 4

The Re-Open Plan indicates that the following recommendations should remain in place through all five phases:

  • Individuals should continue working from home if they can do so effectively.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained, wherever possible.
  • People must stay at home when they are sick.
  • Vulnerable individuals, such as seniors and those with underlying health conditions, should continue to exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures, such as public outings.
  • Personal hygiene will continue to be a key prevention measure.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection should take place in workplaces, public spaces and recreational facilities.

Late payment charges for both utility accounts and accounts receivables have been suspended until June 30, 2020 to provide customers with the flexibility to delay bill payments without penalty. In addition, utility disconnections for non-payment of accounts are also suspended until June 30, 2020 to help ensure that all residents have access to water.

To reduce the risk of transmission, the following remains in effect:

  • Public access to Town-operated facilities is closed. All programs operating out of these facilities are suspended.
  • Water meter upgrades and staff-obtained actual meter readings are suspended.


Message from the Ministry of Health

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Saskatchewan is limiting the size of public and private gatherings to a maximum of ten people in one room are prohibited as of March 26, 2020. Exceptions are provided where two metre distancing between people can be maintained, such as workplaces and meeting settings where people are distributed into multiple rooms or buildings and retail locations deemed essential.

A list of critical public services and allowable business services has been created to inform the business community of which businesses can continue to operate in accordance with social distancing practices. A list of those businesses was provided with the news release of March 25, 2020. This is in addition to business services that were ordered closed on March 23.

To learn more about supports available for businesses and workers or for further clarity regarding allowable business services, email supportforbusiness@gov.sk.ca or visit the COVID-19 Information Page for Businesses and Workers at Saskatchewan.ca.

Also as of March 26, the closure and restrictions of food services includes an order that staff must dispense food products. Self-service of open, prepared food products (e.g. salad bars, soup and hot food items at convenience stores) is no longer permitted.

The complete public health orders are available at Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

All travelers returning from international destinations – including the U.S. – are subject to a mandatory self-isolation order. Anyone identified by a Medical Health Officer as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 shall go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from the date of having been exposed. Exempted are truckers, airline, rail, and work crews that are required to work in order to maintain business continuity and are supervised by Infection Prevention and Control Officers or Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace.

Wash your hands frequently. Maintain social distance of two metres. Do not attend any events, public or private, where you cannot maintain that social distance. Self-monitor for symptoms in yourself or your dependents and stay home if you are ill with even mild symptoms of cough or fever.

Unsure about your symptoms? Use the self-assessment tool at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 to determine if you should contact HealthLine 811.


Wadena Businesses & Services

Please email town.of.wadena@sasktel.net to update or add information. 

Town Facilities
Community Legion Hall - Closed except for Provincial Court
Fitness Centre - Closed
Recreation Centre - Closed
Town Office - Closed to the public but available by phone 306-338-2145

RCMP 306-338-6500 - Open - Please call if you need to get in touch with the detachment. Please note all criminal record checks, vulnerable record checks, and civilian fingerprinting are currently suspended. 

Financial Services
Crossroads Credit Union 306-338-2581 - All in branch services temporarily suspended. See www.crossroadscu.ca for more information.
RBC 306-338-2548 - Open - Monday to Friday 930 am - 3 pm.
Tait Business Services 306-338-3494 - Closed to the public. Will still be able through phone and email. 

Personal Services
Salon D’Lux and Kathy’s Sewing Room - Closed
Debra’s Barbering - Closed   

Restaurants
Wadena Bakery 306-338-2212 - Open - Tuesday to Friday 6 am - 5:30 pm.
T&T Cafe 306-338-2243 - Closed.
Scoops Dairy Bar 306-338-2336 - Take out or drive through only. Monday to Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 7 pm and Friday`s 11 am - 8 pm.
Nick’s 306-338-3188 - Take out only.
B and D Esso 306-338-3607 - Open - Daily 6 am - 5 pm. Take out only with food.
Wen’s Cafe 306-338-2335 - Take out only. 

Health and Wellness
Wadena Hospital 306-338-2515 - Visiting hours are suspended except for compassionate visits to loved ones.
Pleasant View Care Home 306-338-2412 - Visiting hours are suspended except for compassionate visits to loved ones.
Wadena Medical Clinic 306-338-2597 - No walk in appointments, please call a head to book phone appointments.
Spruce Manor, 325 Main St. N. - essential visitors only - family, healthcare workers and grocery deliveries.
Wadena Housing office continues to operate - all inquiries will be handled via telephone 306-388-8775 or email sandea@sasktel.net

Retail Stores
Wadena CO-OP Grocery Store 306-338-2356 - Open - Monday to Saturday from 9 am-6 pm(no late night shopping). 8 am-9 am Monday to Friday will be dedicated to seniors and those who have compromised immune systems or are disabled.
Sunday CLOSED. Please note number of people allowed in the store at one time will be monitored. THERE IS NOW A LIMIT OF 15 PEOPLE THAT CAN ENTER THE STORE AT ONE TIME. The COOP encourages you to please call in or email orders for delivery or parking lot pick up. food.wdcoop@sasktel.net Please have orders in by 4 pm for same day delivery service. 
Wadena CO-OP Gas Bar 306-338-2511 - Open - Everyday 6 am - 9 pm.  
Wadena CO-OP Hardware & Liquor Store 306-338-2343 - Open - Regular hours. Please use front entrance.
Wadena CO-OP Home Centre (Lumber Yard) 306-338-2298 - Open - Monday to Saturday 8 am - 5 pm.
Red Apple 306-338-3778 - Open - Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm.
Quill Pains Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd 306-338-2577 - Open - Complimentary Service pick up and drop off with a scheduled service appointment within a reasonable area around Wadena (please request). Remote vehicle Sales video-call consultations via Skype or Facetime. NO-CHARGE TO YOU TEST DRIVE - Schedule extended test drives where we bring the vehicle to you.
Wadena Drugs 306-338-2351 - Open for essential items and prescriptions only, please call a head to arrange delivery or curbside pickup.
Dollar Store with More 306-338-2825 - Open - Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm. Limited number of people in the store at one time.
Wheatbelt Sales 306-338-2588 - Closed to the public, still available by phone from 8 am - 3 pm.
TNT Tire - 306-338-2308 - Closed to the public, still available by phone.
DJ’s Autobody 306-338-3201 - Closed to the public. Still available by phone and appointments.

Paratransit Services 
Wadena Van Corporation - Suspended until further notice.

Other
Wadena Public Library- Closed.
Sarcan Recycling 306-338-2790 - Closed.


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