Changes to City of Dauphin Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2020

The City of Dauphin will be changing some aspects of their operations to ensure the safety of their staff and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the most recent directives from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living and the Government of Canada, while keeping staff working to provide municipal services to the public.

Effective immediately, please note the following:
• City Hall (100 Main Street South) will be closed to the general public. Payments can be made via cheque or cash using the drop-box by the main/north entrance door, or through peoples’ financial institutions. Communication with staff can occur via email or phone. In-person communication for all other reasons are by appointment only, and only if that person is not at risk of having contracted or is exhibiting COVID-19.
• The City Shop (22 Jackson Street) will be closed to the general public. The utility (water and sewer), as well as snow removal in case of a snow storm and garbage removal will operate as usual. The Waste Disposal Site will operate as usual.
• The Fire Hall (121 2nd Street NW) will be closed to the public. Fire services will operate as usual.
• Contact information can be found at: http://www.dauphin.ca/administration/city-contacts/

Because the City of Dauphin takes this situation seriously and values the health and safety of everyone in our community, the City will review and update this plan as the authorities provide new information and as the situation evolves. They encourage event organizers, businesses, and residents in the community to heed the warnings and follow the directives as best as possible.

For the latest information on COVID-19, please see the following:
Health Links-Info Santé at 1-204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.
Manitoba Government: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/
Federal Government: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html