We want to provide the most up-to-date information you rely on as we respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The RM of St. Clements’ focus is on protecting the health, safety and security of our residents and staff.
The relaxing of public health orders will come into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 15 that will move all of Manitoba to the Green (limited risk) level under the Pandemic Response System. You can read the full press release here with all the upcoming changes to Public Health Orders.
- Mandatory mask requirements are now lifted
- public health orders restricting travel to northern Manitoba will end
- individual case investigations related to COVID-19 will no longer occur and Manitoba will no longer generate key codes for the federal COVID Alert app
- public health will no longer require people who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate
For all details on the current Public Health Orders, click here.
Upcoming Changes to the COVID-19 Site located at 100 Easton Dr.
Changes at Offices, Facilities and Services
Municipal offices – our Municipal Offices are open to the public with our regular office hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
The Province of Manitoba continues to carry out their plans of relaxing and gradually removing Public Health order. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have remained consistent with following guidelines from our Public Health officials, therefore you may notice some small changes when coming into our office.
As we begin to slowly return to a new normal, we should continue to remain cautious and practice the fundamentals that we’ve come to know like regular sanitizing and physical distancing. Our community’s health and safety remain our upmost concern and we thank you in advance for helping us adhere to these changes.
- We first ask that if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms that you avoid the Municipal and Public Works offices
- Mask use is no longer mandatory, however we support those that make the decision to continue to wear masks in our office (whether it be a resident coming in or a staff member)
- Once you are in our office you’ll notice stickers on the floor to practice physical distancing, a plexi guard now erected on our front counter and plenty of hand sanitizer for you to use
- A reminder that we do accept payments online through your banking institution as a bill payment, as well as we do have a mail slot located at the back door of our office for those wanting to avoid coming into make a payment
Council Meetings & Public Hearings
Council meetings and public hearings are once again open to the public. There is no requirement to show proof of vaccination. In addition to in person meetings and hearings, we will continue to live stream our meetings on our Youtube for viewing and encourage that option for anyone that would prefer. We will also use ZOOM for those participating in public hearings.
We ask that you follow the fundamentals when coming into a meeting and practice social distancing, you’ll notice that we are asking every second seat to remain empty.
For those using ZOOM: Any person who wishes to make a presentation, ask questions or register an objection to Council during the Public Hearing must register online or by calling 204-482-3300 prior to 2:00 pm on the day of the hearing. After registration, you will be provided a link to participate.
The following information must be provided:
- Full name
- Civic address
- Phone number
- Hearing Number i.e. Conditional Use Application No. 01/20 (located on the public hearing notice)
Playgrounds and parks
We do not have the ability to disinfect any playground or park equipment within our Municipality and thus recommend against the use of either due to the potential to contract and spread the COVID-19 virus. Use of any playground, park or other municipal property shall be done at your own risk with no promise that the playground, park or property is disinfected or safe from the virus.
Essential services remain in operation.
Animal control – remains operational.
By-Law – remains operational.
Curbside garbage and recycling pickup – remains operational.
Flood prevention management – maintenance and prevention will continue as usual.
Fire response – remains operational.
Landfill – remains operational.
Public works – remains operational.
Transfer stations – remain operational.
Water & Wastewater services – remains operational.
We understand that as we enter another year of the COVID-19 pandemic that much has changed. The one thing that has remained constant is that we are here to continue to keep our community and our employees as safe and healthy as possible. With numbers constantly changing, new variants of concern and constant news daily on changing orders and new vaccine eligibility we want to take a moment to thank our residents. Thank you for being there for each other and for being kind and compassionate towards others as we all take this on together but apart, thank you for helping us adhere to the changes we make for our staff and community to feel safe and thank you for staying informed.
- To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that medical items such as gloves, masks, sanitizing wipes and facial tissues not be put in your recycling bins and put in a sealed garbage bag in your garbage instead. These items are considered contaminated and when they end up in the blue bin, sorting staff have to manually remove them off the line. For the health and safety of the collection and sorting staff and the community, please only include accepted items in your recycling.
St. Clements Connect
We are urging all residents to sign up for St. Clements Connect. As COVID-19 evolves the RM of St. Clements believes communication with our residents is key to ensuring public safety. Our new communication system, Connect, is the best way of doing so as we can alert you to the latest news and emergency updates.
You can choose any or all of the following contact options: voice message on land line phone, text or voice message on cell phone or email to receive notifications about emergencies and other important issues. Sign up here.
We all play a role in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19, and the starting point is reliable information. You can help by encouraging your friends and family to sign up for Connect. Thank you for doing your part!
Manitoba has launched a new #ProtectMB Campaign! The campaign features a new website that provides information on vaccine eligibility, immunization sites and online booking. As well as sharing stories about vaccines, myth-busting information and real-time updates.
Everyday the Province is releasing new information on vaccinations for Manitobans. To stay up to date with this information, the Province of MB has created a vaccine dashboard that includes the following:
- updated eligibility criteria
- immunization clinics and super-sites
- physician and pharmacist vaccination finder
Call the vaccine call centre at 1-844-626-8222 or online.
To view the Provincial vaccine news releases, click here.
Public Health and Virus Information
For accurate and up-to-date information regarding personal preventative measures, testing and more, please refer to the following:
Public Information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744
Health Links-Info Sante: 204-788-8200 or toll free 1-888-315-9257
Experiencing symptoms? Take a self assessment with the COVID-19 Screening Tool
Other Helpful COVID-19 Links and Provincial Resources
B2B Manitoba – This newly created app is a health and safety online marketplace to allow businesses and not-for-profits to contract health and safety services. It helps connect Manitoba businesses with non-medical grade personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies needed to operate safely.
Help Next Door MB – This new tool launched by the Province connects volunteers safely with Manitobans needing assistance.
My Learning at Home – This new web portal created by the Province has supplemental home learning resources for parents and caregivers.
Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program (AbilitiCBT) – This new digital cognitive behavioural therapy program helps to support the mental health of Manitobans and help address anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
EngageMB – A website for Manitobans to share their feedback and thoughts in a variety of ways. Through the EngageMB platform the government and public health officials will host a series of telephone town halls with Manitobans from across the province.
SharedHealth – Shared Health is currently advertising for following temporary and casual positions to help support the fight against COVID-19.
MB Government COVID-19 Business Assistance Toolkit – The MB government wants to provide assistance to those businesses dealing with the many complications COVID-19 brings. Toolkit will include more poster templates, decal designs, website graphics, and social media content you can use on your channels.
Health Canada COVID Alert App – The Health Canada COVID Alert App helps us break the cycle of infection. The app can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.
Federal Program and Support Fund Information
Government of Canada
Service Canada is ready to help Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic. For a complete list of programs, services and resources available through the Government of Canada, visit their website and then go to Financial and Economic Support.
Province of Manitoba
The Province of Manitoba is committed to protecting Manitobans. There are support programs in place for individuals and businesses. For a complete list of programs, services and resources available through the Province of Manitoba, visit their website.
It’s natural to have anxiety around the unknown and COVID-19 presents plenty of unknowns. The constant information on the virus and its effects, along with social distancing can be overwhelming. It is very important to take care of yourself and to take care of loved ones. Some things you can do to support yourself include:
- Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories including social media
- Take care of your body which can include deep breathing, stretching and meditating. Try to eat healthy, well balanced meals and get plenty of sleep
- Incorporate physical activity whether that includes going for a walk or doing exercises with your family
- Connect with family and friends via phone call or video messaging. Talking to someone you trust about your feelings can be not only helpful for you, but also helpful for them
Below we’ve put together a list of resources including support lines, recipe ideas and suggestions for physical activity.
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority – website with resources to support mental and physical health as well as a 24 hour crisis line. For crisis line call 204-482-5419 or 1-866-427-8628
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba – provides support for Manitobans with anxiety disorders during this challenging time. For support line call 204-925-0040
Canadian Mental Health Association of Manitoba – provides guidance on navigating and accessing mental health support and services. For info call 204-775-6442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Klinic Community Health Crisis Support
Heart and Stroke Foundation get healthy and stay active – website offers information on healthy kids, reducing stress, healthy eating and recipes
Winnipeg in Motion – guide for circuit training including exercise posters ranging from low intensity to high intensity
Active for Life – keeping kids active with lesson plans and hundreds of activities you can do with kids at home
ParticipACTION – resources encouraging physical activity as being a vital part of everyday life
Online Museum Tours – Manitoba
Manitoba 150 – exhibit which coincides with the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming a province this year.
Manitoba Museum – the Manitoba Museum recently launched ManitobaMuseum@Home, with online experiences.
Winnipeg Art Gallery – the Winnipeg Art Gallery recently launched WAG@Home which shares art-related content that people can admire from afar, such as My Daily Art, a new series that will share an artwork from the WAG collection every day.
Manitoba Agricultural Museum – the Austin-based museum has an online artifact collection.
Royal Aviation Musuem of Western Canada – one of the online highlights of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada are the 360-degree cockpit tours that allow the visitor to ‘sit’ in the cockpit or cargo hold of many of the museums aircraft from the comfort of home
Canadian Museum for Human Rights – a new guided virtual tour and a number of children’s activities and other content available at ‘Explore the Museum from Home’ along with another new feature called ‘Share your Story’.
Red River North Heritage – discover the rich heritage of one of the oldest settled areas in Manitoba. Use this website to learn about the history, different historic sites, browse photos and more.