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 Santé 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 III
Changes to City-Run Facilities, Services and Programs
Because of COVID-19 regulations released on October 30th, All City offices including the Civic Office and all City facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.
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 October 30th, 2020, all gatherings, bookings and programming will 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. For city services and requests please contact CitizenSupport.
Operations (739 Sophia St.): CLOSED to the public
Culture, Recreation & Green Transportation Buildings (630 Sophia St.): CLOSED to the public.
Programs and Events
SELKIRK RECREATION COMPLEX: CLOSED
ALL gatherings and events are cancelled for the foreseeable future
CITY PROGRAMS: In- person programs CANCELLED. On-line Youth Babysitting Course open for registration.
NON-CITY OF SELKIRK PROGRAMS: CANCELLED – Please reach out to the organization directly
SPECTATOR EVENTS: CANCELLED – This includes Hockey.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: Only MANDATORY Public Hearings outlined by the Municipal Act will be held, with strict safety and sanitary measures put in place.
COUNCIL MEETINGS: Holding regular meetings
TRANSIT: OPERATIONAL – Buses have put in mandatory social distancing measures and heightened sanitary requirements. Masks are mandatory on all buses.
WASNT AND RECYCLING COLLECTION: Normal operation and pickup dates apply.
Indoor facilities: CLOSED until further notice
Parks, Playgrounds & Skatepark: OPEN but with strict protocols
Outdoor rink: Currently closed until further notice due to poor ice conditions brought on by weather
Arena and Memorial Hall: CLOSED
Other Related Facilities
Gaynor Family Regional Library: OPEN. Curbside pickup for library items. Encouraging customers to place holds online at www.gfrl.org, or via phone at 204-482-3522. Limited parking lot WiFi available.
Gordon Howard Centre: CLOSED as of March 19.
Red River Planning District: OPEN to the public. Meetings can only be made by appointment only
Selkirk Biz: Located in the Civic office, no visitors are permitted. They can be contacted through email [email protected]
Selkirk and District Community Foundation: Located in the Civic office, no visitors are permitted. They can be contacted through email [email protected]
Selkirk Food Bank: Physical office is CLOSED. They are still accepting donations at drop off locations and distributing parcels to the community.
Help can come in a lot of forms. These businesses are making life a bit easier for our citizens during these times.
Regional Relief and Recovery Funding (RRRF)
The Government of Canada and Community Futures organizations (CFs) understand the difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the small business community throughout the West. As a result, the Government of Canada has made funds available to the CFs to provide support and assistance to SMEs through the rural stream of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).
Small business owners impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for loans up to $40,000 through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).
Holidays & Gatherings
Selkirk COVID-19 Testing Site
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