Melfort assures city services will continue

MELFORT—The City of Melfort sent out an advisory, assuring the public that throughout the crisis the city continues to provide the community with basic services such as street clearing.

“With the weekend coming up, the message to everyone is to continue to remain diligent in practicing social distancing,” said Brent Lutz, Melfort’s director of development, planning and community relations. “Avoid unnecessary trips away from home and keep yourself physically and mentally healthy. Stay in touch with family and friends by phone or messaging.”

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The city is advising people to keep active despite the pandemic. This can include solitary walks outside with members from the same household.

While being out, residents should avoid getting within two metres of others, and stay away from outdoor gathering places like parks and playgrounds.

All City of Melfort parks and playgrounds are currently closed.

“Remember to thank those who are still working while providing essential services whether it be healthcare or at the local grocery store. Remember to protect their health by maintaining social distance when you go into their workplace avoid entering if you have any symptoms.” Lutz said.

“By heeding this advice, we can reduce the rate of transmission of this virus within our local community and may very well save the life of your family, friends or neighbors.”

The city is responding to email enquiries at city@melfort.ca and phone enquires to city hall at 306-752- 5911 between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon from Monday to Friday.

If called in to work, staff are limited to one person per vehicle and are maintaining social distance in the workplace.

“A big thank you to the general public for heeding the message to keep their circle as small as possible by staying home, avoiding all unnecessary trips from home and when requiring provisions designating one person in the household to go out.”

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