• 18 Mar 2020
    Province Declares State of Emergency for COVID-19 Pandemic, New Measures within Martensville Effective Immediately.

    Province Declares State of Emergency for COVID-19 Pandemic, New Measures within Martensville Effective Immediately

    The City of Martensville continues to work with its stakeholders in the region in keeping with information being provided by the Province and the Saskatchewan Health Authority to implement safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    The health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees is our top priority.  The City is committed to ensuring as much as possible that core programs and services are not impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

    As of March 18th, 4:00PM., the following is for the information of Martensville residents, business owners, and visitors to the community:

    In response to the Province of Saskatchewan declaring a State of Emergency, City Hall and Public Reception at the Martensville Athletic Pavilion will be closed to the public effective March 19th at 5PM.  Residents and customers are requested to carry out transactions through electronic or alternate means.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to City Hall via phone and email during this time.

    The City of Martensville would also like to reiterate a State of Emergency has been declared and additional measures are effective immediately.

    • Public gatherings larger than 50 people are prohibited.

    • All restaurants, bars and event venues must limit their seating to 50 per cent of capacity or up to a maximum of fifty people, whichever is lesser.  All must be able to ensure social distance of one to two metres between customers. 

    Retail spaces including grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations are exempted from this policy but must have processes to maintain a one to two metre separation.

    • All gyms, fitness centres, casinos and bingo halls are ordered to close until further notice.

    • Residents are advised to limit any non-essential travel outside of Saskatchewan, with the exception of people who live in border communities and are commuting for work.

    • Any licensed restaurants and taverns in Saskatchewan will be permitted to sell alcohol as an offsale according to SLGA regulations indefinitely.

    • All crown utilities will implement bill-deferral programs allowing a zero-interest bill deferral for up to six months for Saskatchewan residents whose ability to make bill payments may be impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions.  The City of Martensville will implement a similar program and will not be charging interest on Water & Sewer utility accounts indefinitely, in order to assist residents impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions.

    Please refer to the Province’s website on the declaration of the State of Emergency for further information at:  https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/march/18/covid-19-state-of-emergency

    This is an evolving situation and the City will continue to provide regular updates as they are available through our website and social media.

    The City encourages residents to continue to take preventative measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These include:

    • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow);
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
    • Maintain safe food practices; and
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    COVID-19 Resources:

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    For more information, contact:

    Dillon Shewchuk

    Community/Economic Development Manager
    City of Martensville
    (306) 931-2166

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