During this global pandemic the City’s primary focus is the health and safety of our citizens and our employees. While public health and health care is not a municipal function, we do play a critical role in the health of our community by delivering essential municipals services to our citizens. This page has been created, and will be updated throughout this pandemic event, to help keep citizens informed about our services and the efforts the City is undertaking.
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Public Health and Virus Information
For all up-to-date information regarding personal preventative measures, testing, or other healthcare information, please go to the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 webpage, the Government of Canada’s dedicated webpage, or call Health Links – Info Sante toll free at 1-888-315-9257.
Selkirk’s Business Continuity Plan and Response Strategy
The city has developed a Business Continuity and Response Strategy to guide the City’s response to this pandemic as the situation changes and evolves. This document outlines the actions each municipal service area will be taking to reduce the risk to employees who are delivering critical municipal services to you, our Citizens. The City is taking responsible and proactive precautions to maintain our ability to deliver the essential services and to reduce risk to citizens within City facilities. We are sharing our high-level plan with the public to help inform citizens about our current actions and the actions we plan to take as this evolving situation requires us to raise our level of preparedness. This is an evolving plan and we anticipate it will change as the nature of this situation changes. The City will post the most current version of this plan on this page as they are made public.
Based on information from the Manitoba Health, our Preparedness Response Level is currently set to Level 3
Changes to City-Run Facilities, Services and Programs
The following changes are in effect to ensure the safety of our employees and our citizens and to proactively stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of March 30, 2020, all gatherings of more than 10 people must be cancelled. This page is continuously updating as more information is available.
City and Municipal Offices
Civic Office (200 Eaton Ave.): CLOSED to the public. Most municipal business can be conducted over the phone or through CitizenSupport.
Operations (739 Sophia St.): CLOSED to the public
Culture, Recreation & Green Transportation Buildings (630 Sophia St.): CLOSED to the public.
City-run Programs, Facilities and Events
ALL programs and events organized by the City of Selkirk are canceled until June 1, 2020. We will look at possibly extending these cancellations farther in mid-May. Once more information is available we will look at rescheduling dates.
After School Program: CANCELED
Transit: OPERATIONAL. Buses have put in mandatory social distancing measures and heightened sanitary requirements.
Walk/Jog Program: CANCELED
Waste and Recycling Collection: Normal operation and pickup dates apply.
The city is cancelling ALL bookings of its facilities and will no longer be taking any new bookings until June 1. We will look at possibly extending these cancellations farther in mid-May. Once more information is available we will look at rescheduling dates.
Gaynor Family Regional Library: CLOSED as of March 18, 2020 to the public until further notice. Limited parking lot WiFi available while closed.
Gordon Howard Centre: CLOSED as of March 19.
Parks and Playgrounds: OPEN. Please practice social distancing and wash hands immediately after using the equipment.
Red River Planning District: CLOSED to the public. Staff still still working at all phone calls and emails will be answered.
Selkirk Arena and Memorial Hall: ALL ice rentals and bookings have been cancelled. Taking no new bookings of the facilities until June 1 at this time.
Selkirk Biz: Office is CLOSED, employees working remotely. Can be contacted through email [email protected]
Selkirk and District Community Foundation: Office is CLOSED, employees working remotely. Can be contacted through email [email protected]
Selkirk Food Bank: CLOSED
Selkirk Park Campground: Taking no new bookings of campsites until June 1 at this time.
Selkirk Rec Centre: ALL ice rentals and bookings have been cancelled. Taking no new bookings of the facilities until June 1 at this time.
Help can come in a lot of forms. These businesses are making life a bit easier for our citizens during these times.
Aaron’s No Frills: Special shopping hours for seniors, people with physical disabilities and people with compromised immune systems. 8-9am Tuesdays and Thursdays
Safeway: Special shopping hours for seniors, people with physical disabilities and people with compromised immune systems. 7-8am Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Boston Pizza Selkirk: Delivery available online or by phone.
Roxi’s Uptown Cafe: Through the Dash Delivers App
The Mighty Kiwi: Delivery available by phone.
Vinnies Hotfoods: Delivery through Dash Delivers App. Also doing one free meal per person for the needy.
Gaynor Family Regional Library: Free WiFi available in their parking lot. Username and password is on the window.
Online memberships available. Phone/email for online service questions. Tues – Fri 9:30am – 3pm, weekends 11am – 5pm
Self-Isolation Activity Station: A collection of online resources to fill time with your family and keep your mind occupied. Lots of local groups to choose from as well.
If you’re a business providing special services to Selkirk citizens, please contact Riley Aisman, Marketing + Communications Coordinator at [email protected]