The following is a running list of groups, businesses, and organizations that have implemented COVID-19 precautions due to concerns about COVID-19. Moose Jaw Express / Moose Jaw Today staff will be updating this list as needed.
For information about the status of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, or for more information on symptoms and preventative measures, visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
Current Public Health Orders:
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is currently recommending:
- residents maintain a minimum of two meters distance when in public;
- adhere to hand-washing protocols and sanitation measures in public spaces;
- self-monitor for the development of COVID-19 symptoms and contact HealthLine 811 if any appear;
- maintain a close household bubble to help reduce the spread of the virus and aid with contact tracing procedures.
Face masks are now mandatory in public indoor spaces across the province, beginning on Nov. 19.
Public health has also placed a restriction on the number of individuals allowed to gather in private residences at this time, with a cap of five people. Families of more than five may not have any visitors from outside the household. Public venues are limited to a max of one-third of their normal capacity, up to 150 people or as many can be accommodated while still following physical distancing requirements.
Visitors are also currently not allowed at SHA-operated facilities in the province, with the exception of compassionate care reasons, and masks are required in all areas of SHA facilities.
Changes in Businesses & Organizations:
Please be sure to check with individual businesses, organizations and public spaces about specific COVID-19 precautions that they may have in place.
Riverside Mission is now providing daily lunch service from 11 a.m. to noon in addition to supper service from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., both of which are in take-out form. The shelter is not taking leftover food donations or clothing donations at this time, and men's emergency shelter capacity has been reduced from 10 beds to 4 beds only available to Saskatchewan residents.
Grief Support groups from Jones-Parkview Funeral Services are moving to Zoom for the time being. For the link to attend any of these groups, contact Della Ferguson at email@example.com.
The Moose Jaw Public Library is still offering virtual programming to the public. Children’s programs are also returning in November, registration required. Teen events are hosted on Discord and adult events on Zoom, and the links to join events can be found on the library's website. Upcoming events include:
- Teen Virtual eBook Club on Nov. 24 at 4 p.m.;
- Digital Dungeons & Dragons on Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.;
- Festival of Words / Library Book Club on Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
- Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan with Laura Bartlett on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.
The 2nd annual 50/50 fundraiser raffle from the Anavets Club is now going on, with a draw date of Dec. 5. Tickets are $10 and offer a chance to win up to $5,000. To purchase tickets, visit 279 High Street West on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays between 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., or call 1 (306) 692-4412 or 1 (306) 681-5998.
A Christmas fundraiser for the Moose Jaw Legion will be drawing on Dec. 18, for a range of penny parade prizes donated by local crafters and businesses. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased by visiting the Legion Lounge at 268 High St W or contacting the Legion at 1 (306) 692-5453.
The Cosmo Senior Citizens’ Centre has some upcoming events taking place weekly in November, including:
- Mondays: pickleball at 9:30 a.m.; shuffleboard at 1 p.m.;
- Tuesdays, except the first one of the month: pickleball at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
- Wednesdays: TOPS meeting at 8:30 a.m.; pickleball at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; shuffleboard at 1 p.m.;
- Thursdays: line dancing at 10 a.m.; pickleball at 1 p.m.;
- Fridays: pickleball at 1 p.m.
The art exhibition Marsha Kennedy: Embodied Ecologies at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery opened on Oct. 9 and remains until Jan. 10.
Moose Jaw Art Guild: Visions 2020 exhibition will be available to view in the lobby of the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery from Nov. 27 until Jan. 10.
Winter Markets from the Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmers Market will begin on Nov. 7, running every Saturday until Dec. 19 at Timothy Eaton’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social distancing and current public health standards will be in effect for staff and customer safety.
JJ Voss with special guest Joel Stewart at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Nov. 19 has been postponed until Jan. 29. Ticket holders who had purchased tickets for the event will be contacted.
Performer's Café with the Festival of Words will return virtually on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. Registration is required and can be done through Eventbrite, links available on the festival website at festivalofwords.com.
Photos with Santa Claus will be returning to the Town 'n’ Country Mall from Nov. 28 until Dec. 24.
The 50th annual Canadian Western Agribition in Regina on Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 has been postponed until Nov. 22-27, 2021. An alternate online competition will take place in instead, and will also be a live-streamed livestock auction at Johnstone Auction Mart in Moose Jaw on Nov. 28.
Jeffery Straker: A Very Prairie Christmas is returning to the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Dec. 1-2. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Box Office at 1 (306) 693-4700.
A Take-Out Beef Supper from Cosmo Senior Citizens’ Centre will take place on Dec. 6, featuring beef, veggies, potatoes, a wheat salad and a lemon dessert. Cost is $17 and pre-ordering is required by calling the office at 1 (306) 692-6072 on Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hope Has Come: A Drive-Thru Nativity Experience at the Hillcrest Church will be displayed on Dec. 10-12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The annual Christmas meal at Riverside Mission will be on Dec. 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be provided as a take-out meal to go.