We are very thankful to have a team of volunteers in the community who have come together to help out during this difficult time. If you are in need of assistance, please call the town office (306) 792-2022 or email: email@example.com and we can connect you with a volunteer. Outside of regular office hours please feel free to reach out directly to the Springside Baptist Church. The Springside Baptist Church has mobilized volunteers to help out if you are in need of childcare OR grocery pickup please contact the Springside Baptist Church by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pastor Mike: 306-621-9622. This offer of assistance is open to everyone in our community not only the adherents of the Baptist Church.
Released on August 6, 2020
There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on August 6, bringing the total to 1,387 cases. The new cases are located in the South Central (9), Saskatoon (1) and South West (1) zones. Of today’s 11 reported cases, ten are people living in communal living settings.
One more person has died from COVID-19. This person was in the Regina region and was in the 70-79 age range.
Of the 1,387 reported cases, 204 are considered active. A total of 1,164 people have recovered.
Thirteen people are in hospital. Seven people are receiving inpatient care; three in Saskatoon, two in the South West region, one in the Central East region and one in Regina. Six people are in intensive care; four in Saskatoon, one in Regina and one in the North Central region.
Of the 1,387 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan:
To date, 106,019 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of August 4, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 77,325 people tested per million population. The national rate was 113,666 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 954 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
More Detailed Data Available
New COVID-19 maps have been launched to provide more detailed information on the location of cases across Saskatchewan.
One map has 13 regions with comprehensive statistical information for COVID-19 activity in that region. The second map is broken down into 32 smaller zones and will provide new positive and current active COVID-19 case numbers for those smaller zones.
The current online Dashboard remains based on the previous six larger regions, while work is underway to incorporate the new geographic information over the next few weeks. The Dashboard can be found at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness.
COVID-19 testing is now available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. A referral for testing can be made by contacting HealthLine 811. Since introducing universal testing, there has been an increase in requests to be tested with the corresponding increase in provincial testing numbers. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is working to ensure responsive service timing. Contact your physician’s office if you are experiencing worsening symptoms. If you require urgent care, call 911.
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
Find the most up-to-date version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.
Released on August 6, 2020
A safe return to the classroom must include frequent cleaning and disinfection to minimize transmission risk. The Safe Schools Plan released earlier this week includes specific protocols for Safe Facilities which includes proper hygiene and increased sanitization.
The province’s 27 school divisions have plans in place to ensure schools are properly sanitized and have hand washing protocols and routines in place to ensure students and staff are safe.
Following recent approval of these plans, specifics for individual schools are being coordinated with local medical health officers.
Common changes students and staff will see in schools include:
The province and school divisions have ensured that all students and staff will have regular access to hand sanitizer. Together with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education is working to supply schools with gel hand sanitizer in the 500 ml and 50 ml bottles. This supply of hand sanitizer is in addition to the sanitizer, cleaning supplies and Personal Protective Equipment that schools have already procured either through government contracts or on their own.
The 27 provincial school divisions had a saving of approximately $40 million for last school year, which is being used for costs associated with a safe return to school, this may include increased custodial staff. Teachers and staff are not expected to purchase their own products as school divisions and the province will provide these and additional supplies as needed.
As well, all requirements associated with the increased sanitization and disinfection of facilities including common areas will be completed by custodial staff throughout the day, and teachers are not expected to conduct this work. All disinfectants and sanitizers used must be approved by Health Canada (DIN) and all label requirements, including contact time, should be followed. This may mean additional training for custodial staff to ensure proper application.
Each school divisions’ plan, available for families to review online, outlines the additional measures that will be regularly completed during the school day to clean high-touch areas.
To view the measures in your local school division, please visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/august/05/sd-safe-schools-plans.
For more information, contact:
The next regular meeting of Springside Town Council will be held Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Springside Town Hall, 215 Railway Avenue, Springside SK.
The 2020 calendar for garbage and recycling collection by Ottenbreit Sanitation is now available on the Services page.
Springside is a great place to call home – you can enjoy the peace and serenity of small town life right along a major travel route. We continue to grow and prosper and welcome new residents and new business interests.
Springside has so much to offer. We are less than a 20-minute drive from the City of Yorkton, which has a wide array of stores and services.
We have easy access to the Good Spirit Provincial Park with all its summer and winter recreation opportunities. It’s a short trip to the Whitesand River, which has the Whitesand Regional Park alongside its shoreline and the Theodore Dam on the southern end of the lake. Both the lake and the river are home to some great fishing for walleye, perch and pike.
Our town hall was recently renovated and is a wonderful location for wedding dances, community meetings or family get-togethers.
The Springside Community Centre is our natural ice arena and as such is the hub of activity in the winter months.
Springside has businesses, clubs and organizations that can meet your needs and interests.
Other amenities include a school with Grades K-8, senior and low cost housing lodging, library and day care as well as a variety of business from plumbing, heating, electrical, building contractors and an auction house.
We are very proud of Springside – folks passing through often comment on how clean and tidy our town is.
Our Communities in Bloom committee and residents put much time and effort in keep our community beautiful.
Looking for a quiet, convenient, affordable and clean community to call home, away from the large cities? Whether you are a senior, a single person, a person with a family interested in education and opportunities to shape good experiences for your children - take a look at Springside – it’s a great place to call home!
We will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with any information you need.
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