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 all indoor spaces across the province, including fitness facilities and workplace areas not accessible to the public, as of Nov. 27.
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 30 people and all sports activities are cancelled for all age groups. Large retails stores, including malls, must limit their capacity to 50 per cent and enhance the expectation of mask use and other mitigation measures.
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.
Starbucks locations in Saskatchewan have changed to a grab-and-go service model, with stores open for customers to enter and place an order but all seating areas considered off-limits.
The 2020 WHL Cup has been cancelled.
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 also returned 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:
- Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan with Laura Bartlett on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.;
- Digital Dungeons & Dragons on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.;
- Teen Virtual eBook Club on Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.
The Anavets Club: The 2nd annual 50/50 fundraiser raffle 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.
Moose Jaw Legion: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw lounge hours are now listed as Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. Face masks are mandatory. Upcoming activities at the Legion include:
- Veteran’s morning coffee: Monday to Friday at 10 a.m.’
- curling , darts and shuffleboard currently suspended;
- Meat draw fundraiser: Saturdays at 3 p.m.
Membership renewal for 2021 is due by Dec. 31.
A Christmas fundraiser for the 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.
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.
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery:
- Marsha Kennedy: Embodied Ecologies opened on Oct. 9 and remains until Jan. 10.
- Moose Jaw Art Guild: Visions 2020 exhibition will be available to view in the lobby from Nov. 27 until Jan. 10.
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre:
- JJ Voss with special guest Joel Stewart at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Nov. 19 has been postponed until Jan. 29;
- Jeffery Straker: A Very Prairie Christmas on Dec. 1-2 has been postponed until January;
- JJ Shipler’s show on Dec. 5 has been cancelled.
Ticket holders who had purchased tickets for the events above will be contacted.
Riverside Mission: The annual Christmas meal at the shelter will be on Dec. 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be provided as a take-out meal to go.
Knights of Columbus Father Gilpin Council #9760: The annual Keep Christ in Christmas Lighting contest is occurring this year, with judging taking place on Dec. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Entry forms are available at mjknights.ca or by contacting Pat Meuse at 1 (306) 692-8111. There is no charge to enter and prizes will be awarded for the top three entries.
Humane Society: The annual Santa photos for pets event has been cancelled this year.
Moose Jaw Kinsmen: The annual Santa Clause Parade will be touring four individual neighbourhoods this year, instead of the usual Main Street parade. Dates for tours are:
- South Hill area on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.;
- Sunningdale and Iron Bridge areas on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.;
- 9th Avenue Northwest to Thatcher Drive are on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.;
- and east of 9th Avenue Northwest to the Trans Canada Highway on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
Winter Markets from the Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmers Market have been cancelled.
The Christmas Tree Sale from the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow began on Nov. 27 in the parking lot of the Moose Jaw Co-op Marketplace on 1st Avenue Northwest. Trees will be available until Dec. 15, or until supplies last.
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 instead.
The annual Teddy Bear & Toy Toss with the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Salvation Army will take place on Dec. 1, with supporters invited to bring their toy donation to Murray GM between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for an individual toss with COVID safety measures.
Mourning Star Christmas Ceremony from Jones-Parkview Funeral Services will take place on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. online through the funeral homes website, wjjonesandson.com.
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.
CP Holiday Train at Home is hosting a live streamed concert for the annual campaign on Dec. 12, featuring Serena Ryder, the Trews, Jojo Mason, Logan Staats and Kelly Prescott. The Moose Jaw Co-op is running it’s Good Buy to Hunger campaign leading up to the concert, selling pre-packaged food bags at the Co-Op Marketplace in support of the Moose Jaw & District Food Bank.
Hockey Harvest Lottery tickets are available to purchase until Dec. 20, from any WHL team website. The grand prize draw will take place on Dec. 21 at 1 p.m.