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City Hall and other municipal buildings staying closed, no timeline for reopening

The City of Lloydminster is slowly reopening some buildings will stay closed for some time.

Manager of Emergency Measures and Operations Jordan Newton says they don’t have a hard timeline on when they will be reopening City Hall and other municipal buildings.

“We are working on that and how and when to safely open up our buildings. We are working with our health authorities as well as looking to municipalities in both Saskatchewan and Alberta and looking to follow their leadership.”

Playgrounds in Lloydminster will not reopen until phase four of the Re-open Saskatchewan plan which currently has no date. The provincial government announced that phase four will roll out in two parts with child and youth camps as well as outdoor pools and spray parks allowed to reopen first.

The second part will reopen indoor pools, indoor rinks, libraries, museums, galleries, movie theatres, casinos and bingo halls at a later date.

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“The library hasn’t received any specific direction from the Saskatchewan Health Authority on when and where they can open. The City of Lloydminster is in contact with the Lloydminster Library and we’ll be assisting them when it is announced.”

In the June 4 COVID-19 update, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says timelines for phase four will be firmed up next week with more details likely coming in the next two weeks.

Newton says dog parks aren’t mentioned in any of the phases but they are looking into ways to reopen it while ensuring everyone’s safety.

“The City of Lloydminster and its team is working to safely and effectively establish a timeline for when we can open the off-leash dog park on 47 Avenue. Some of the things we are looking to do is eliminating touch points and sanitization within the park to make sure all users of the area are safe.”

Newton says the off-leash park by R.H. Brekko Lake is open to dog owners.

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