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March 24, 2021 Covid Update

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

The rise in variants is cause for concern in our province and the race is on between vaccinations and Covid 19 variants.  We remind people in Kerrobert that there are vaccination clinics being held at the PCC and to book online or call 1-833-727-5829.  We wish our Regina friends well as their restrictions increase this week in an effort to curb the threat of the Covid 19 variants.  Currently our area is seeing a low number of cases and hopefully continued vigilance and smart choices by our residents will keep it that way.

Covid Updates
Current guidelines were extended into April.

·         Mandatory masking province-wide in indoor public spaces

·         Worship services are permitted up to 30% of occupation or 150 attendees, whichever is lesser.

·         Mandatory, non-medical mask use will be required during all indoor fitness activities, with aquatic activities the only exception.  Fitness activities, including Walk this Way, in groups of eight or fewer continues to be permitted, for all ages.

·         All private dwelling indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 individuals.

o   It is recommended the 10 individuals be from no more than two additional households.

o   You must be consistent in your household bubble, the bubble of 10 should always be the same individuals. You should not join multiple bubbles.     

o   Caregivers, support personnel and tradespersons who are not a member of the household and not included when determine the maximum number of people allowed.

·         Outdoor gatherings limited to maximum 10 people (People in attendance must ensure that physical distancing of at least two metres between households is maintained)

·         Capacity will be restricted to 30 people at all arenas, live theatres, movie theatres, performing arts venues and any other facilities providing social distancing can be obtained.

·         Indoor public banquets, conferences, and wedding in public venues will be limited to 30 people. Food or beverages may not be present or served.

·         One family at a time is welcome in the Library to browse for books.

Communities in Bloom - Hope is Growing
Communities in Bloom met last night to discuss plans for the spring and summer season.  Some projects this committee manages include : participating in beautifying our community and making recommendations to Council, purchasing and planting over 50 pots of flowers in Kerrobert, running the Yard Stake program encouraging our community to keep up their personal spaces, working with volunteers from KCS and other organizations on projects, registering with the National Communities in Bloom organization each year and so much more.  They are always looking for new members or volunteers to help them with their projects.  Please contact the Rec office if you would like to be involved!

This year the National Organization of Communities in Bloom is participating in a new initiative called HOPE IS GROWING which encourages people across Canada to plant YELLOW to show unified HOPE across the county following a difficult year with Covid.  As you plan your spaces this year, consider ways to plant or add YELLOW.  Watch for ways to win local prizes by participating!

The committee also participates in “Adopt a Space” that sees community members spending extra time caring for and making suggestions to help beautify these spaces.  They are currently looking to have the following spaces adopted : Hwy 21 sign to Unity, Hillside Park and Poolside Park.

Kerrobert KidSport
A sincere THANK YOU to the Kerrobert Kinsmen for their $800 donation to the Kerrobert KidSport committee so that, “all kids can play”.  KidSport will assist families in need to cover registrations for sports and activities.  2020 applications were higher than they ever have been.  Applications can be picked up at the Kerrobert Town office or call the Kerrobert Recreation office.  We are currently accepting applications for ball fees and swimming lessons.

Dates to Remember :

·         March 29 & 30 – Prairie Branches Bottle drive, call (306) 494-7055 for pick up.

·         March 30 - Minor Ball registration is due.  Call Rachael for more information at 306-834-7186.

·         April – various dates - Hunter Safety Class will run, call (306) 460-5260 for more information

·         May 13 – Kerrobert Library Meeting

·         May 18 – Communities in Bloom meeting – 6:30 p.m.

·         May 28 – Communities in Bloom Planting Day – 9:00 a.m.

·         June 4 – Kerrobert Swimming Pool Opens

·         July 3-4 - Courthouse Centennial Celebration and Rodeo 2021

·         Sept. 17 – Memorial Arena opens

It is nearly Easter, a time for hope and growth.  As we emerge from the dark days of winter and the Covid virus we have this time to look ahead with hope.  Whether you are just keeping up or in the midst of great growth or change, may this Easter season bring you the promise of better days ahead.  Wishing you all an Easter filled with hope and love.

Sask Health Line – 811
211 Saskatchewan – 211 (24 hour, free, confidential service to help connect to mental health services)
West Central Crisis Center – 1-306-463-6655
West Central Crisis after hours – 1-306-463-1860 (24 hour line)
Heartland Health Region - 1-866-268-9139
Kerrobert Food Bank - 834-5294 or 834-8292
Kerrobert KidSport – 834-2344
Recreation on call phone – 834-8355

Bobbi Hebron
Recreation Director