City Council Passes Resolution to Declare Local Emergency to Flatten the Curve
The City of Regina takes the health and safety of our community very seriously and is continuing to take steps to protect citizens and protect vulnerable population from COVID-19. Last night, City Council passed a Declaration of Local Emergency at a Special Council Meeting.
City Council applauds the Government of Saskatchewan for the actions they took on March 20, 2020, to protect the health and safety of residents of Saskatchewan and urges the Government of Saskatchewan to increase their vigilance to protect communities throughout Saskatchewan.
The Declaration of Local Emergency is in effect for seven days and orders the following within the city limits of Regina:
- Closure of all restaurants, bars and nightclubs, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout and food delivery, effective March 20, 2020.
- Group meetings larger than five people are prohibited, except for essential service providers, effective March 20, 2020.
- Dental offices be closed except for emergency services, effective March 20, 2020.
- The closure of retail stores, specifically clothing, shoes, sporting, furniture, toy, craft and gaming, except for facilities that provide delivery or curbside service, effective March 23, 2020.
Grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations are exempt from the above orders.
Municipalities in Saskatchewan have the authority to declare local emergencies under The Emergency Planning Act.