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COVID-19 preparedness and the Rural Municipality of Springfield

The health and safety of our community is the highest priority for the Rural Municipality of Springfield. The global emergency around COVID-19 requires all of us to take steps that ensure we are limiting public health risks, and taking steps to prepare.

The safety and health of our employees is a critical step in our preparedness. We are following all directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health as it relates to hygiene and steps that reduce the chance for exposure and transmission of COVID-19.

Additional quantities of essential supplies have been purchased, and we are monitoring critical services to ensure we are able to meet the service levels required by our community. Where possible, employees are being provided remote computer access to perform their work. The COVID-19 emergency is being actively monitored by Council, Senior Municipal Staff, and the Emergency Management Program within the Springfield Fire and Rescue Service. We are positioned to take immediate action, if required, to ensure essential services are maintained.

This situation is moving quickly, and this requires daily evaluation of public health advice, the demands on our services, and our available resources. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we will provide additional updates as events develop. In the interim, please take a moment to review the latest information on COVID-19 at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html  


Brock Holowachuk, Emergency Operations Manager – Springfield Fire and Rescue Service
bholowachuk@rmofspringfield.ca, or 204 803 2927  


COVID-10 Related Changes at offices and for municipal services

It's an uneasy and trying time in Springfield, as well as across the country as we witness long-standing programs and events canceled, daycare and school closures, massive workforce changes and layoffs, and this new reality of physical distancing. With the world and our day to day constantly evolving, we are presented with novel opportunities for community members to step up and help their fellow neighbors - and for that, Springfield Council would like to thank you! Thank you for buying groceries for neighbors in need, dropping off diapers to their front door, or shoveling their driveways. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe; in keeping your kids off the play structures, skate park and avoiding congregating in large groups, you are helping. Thank you for listening to provincial and federal recommendations about physical distancing, washing your hands and staying home.    

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate these unprecedented and uncertain times. Decisions we’ve made as a council proceed from recommendations issued at provincial and federal government levels. These are guided by the best available evidence and are rooted in protecting the public.  

On behalf of Springfield Council, and staff, THANK YOU!

Below are a few reminders that have been posted on our website or posted on our social media pages.  


Municipal Offices

Municipal Offices will be re-opening to the public on Tuesday, May 19 with reduced hours.   Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m.  Please note the Public Works Building closes at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.  Offices will also be closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.  These reduced hours will allow us to ensure spaces are being adequately cleaned and sanitized for both the safety of staff and residents.

Due to COVID-19, several precautionary measures have been implemented in our buildings.  You will not be allowed in any municipal building if you have travelled within 14 days, have been directed to self-isolate or self-monitor, or if you are experiencing any flu/cold like symptoms.  In these situations you are encouraged to email or phone the applicable office.

On-line payment options are available for tax and utility payments.  A drop box is also available at the Municipal Office located at 100 Springfield Centre Drive for during or after office hours.  All payments can be mailed to Box 219, Oakbank, Manitoba, R0E 1J0, payable to the RM of Springfield as well.  These measures are in place to limit unnecessary foot traffic in public spaces.

 

Administration Office, 100 Springfield Centre Drive – 204-444-3321 or info@rmofspringfield.ca

Planning Office, 686 Main Street – 204-444-3824

Water and Waste Office, Unit 1 – 27 055 Oakwood Road – 204-444-7359 

Public Works Office, Unit 2 – 27 055 Oakwood Road – 204-444-2241


Playgrounds and parks / Community Centres

Parks and playgrounds are open. 

Community clubs remain closed, Springfield Public Library is offering curbside pickup. 


Community Services Department Programming and Services and Special Event Permits

The Community Services Department is now offering a selection of programs and recreation resources on line.   Please visit the Community Services section on the municipal website for further details. Suggestions related to programming, supports or alternative resources are also welcomed; please contact Jessie Chubaty at jchubaty@rmofspringfield.ca, to provide input. The Service to Seniors office is open and operational. The Springfield Handi-van is operating. Please contact Jessie Chubaty at 204-444-6166, or email jchubaty@rmofspringfield.ca, to book the van. 

Summer Programs - Registration for Summer camp is open for online registration only. Registration information can be found by visiting the Community Service Department page.


Animal Control
– remains operational.


By-Law Enforcement – remains operational.


Curbside garbage and recycling pickup – remains operational.  To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 & for the safety of our communities, collection & sorting staff, ensure medical waste like used tissues, disinfecting wipes, face masks & rubber gloves are not included in your recycling bins.


Flood Prevention Management – maintenance and prevention will continue as usual.


Fire Response – remains operational.


Dust Abatement

Dust control orders must be paid by cheque and be placed in the drop box available at the Administration Office at 100 Springfield Centre Drive or mailed to Box 219, Oakbank, Manitoba, R0E 1J0, accompanied with the application form.  All information on the form must be completed or your order may not be processed.  Applications will be received up to and including May 18.  Marking sticks for placement will be delivered to your location and dropped at the end of the driveway.  Call Public Works for more information at 204-444-2241.


Transfer Stations – remain operational. RM staff and residents are asked to follow physical distancing measures.
 

Water & Wastewater Services – remains operational.

Important reminder regarding disinfectant wipes

Sanitary products and sanitary wipes are not to be disposed (flushed) down the sewer system. These products are to be disposed of in the garbage. Although they may say “flushable” or “septic safe” on the packaging, they are most definitely not flushable or septic safe.

These products will cause damage and blockages to either personal sewer systems (septic systems, holding tanks) and municipal sewer systems


Springfield Food Bank

The Springfield Food Bank is looking for your support during this difficult time.  The Food Bank remains open every Saturday morning and will continue to help those in our community who are struggling to put food on the table.  Your financial contribution has never been needed more.  Cheques can be dropped in the mail slot at the RM of Springfield office or sent to the following address:  

Rural Municipality of Springfield
Box 219, 100 Springfield Centre Drive
Oakbank, MB
 R0E 1J0

Please make cheques payable to the RM of Springfield with a note attached asking that the proceeds are directed to the Springfield Food Bank.  A receipt will be provided for income tax purposes.


COMMUNITY UPDATES

June 24, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #117

June 18, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #112

June 17, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #111

June 16, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #110

June 15, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #109

June 12, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #108

June 11, 2020 - Manitoba News Release: Phase 3 Re-Opening Plan

June 11, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #107

June 10, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #106

June - 9, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #105

June 8, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #104

June 5, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #103

June 4, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin # 102

June 3, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #101

June 3, 2020 - Manitoba News Release: Expanding Visitor Access at Hospitals

June 2, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #100 

June 1, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #99

May 31, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #98

May 30, 2020 -Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #97

May 29, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #96

May 28, 2020 - Manitoba News Release: Second Phase of Restoring Safe Services Plan

May 28, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #95

May 27, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #94

May 26, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #93

May 25, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #92

May 24, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #91

May 23, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #90

May 22, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #89

May 21, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #88

May 20, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-10 Bulletin #87

May 19, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #86

May 18, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #85

May 17, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #84

May 16, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #83

May 15, 2020 - Province Issues Extension to State of Emergency

May 15, 2020 - Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Update

May 15, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #82

May 14, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #81

May 14, 2020 - Manitoba News Release: Province Introduces New Temporary Orders Under State of Emergency

May 13, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #80

May 12, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #79

May 11, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #78

May 8, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #75

May 7, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #74

May 6, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #73

May 5, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #72

May 4, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #71

May 3, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #70

May 2, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #69

May 1, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #68

April 30, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #67

April 29, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #66

April 29, 2020 - Manitoba News Release: Premier Unveils Manitoba’s Roadmap to Expanding Services Safely

April 28, 2020 - Manitoba News Release - Province Increases COVID-19 Testing Criteria and Capacity

April 27, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #64

April 27, 2020 - Government of Canada and Manitoba Announce Support for Local Food Producers and Farmers Markets

April 27, 2020 - Federal Business Program Information

April 26, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #63

April 25, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #62

April 25, 2020 - Manitoba News Release: Province Announces Support for Trails in Manitoba Provincial Parks

April 23, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #60

April 22, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #59

April 21, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #58

April 20, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #57

April 18, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #55

April 17, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #54

April 16, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #53

April 15, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #52

April 14, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #51

April 13, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #50

April 12, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #49

April 11, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #48

April 9, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #46

April 8, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #45

April 7, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #44

April 6, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #43

April 6, 2020 - Manitoba News Release: Canada's Premieres Support Provincial Borrowing Initiative Championed By Manitoba

April 5, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #42

April 4, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #41

April 3, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #40

April 3,  2020 - Manitoba Updates: COVID-19 Measures

April 2, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #39

April 1, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #38

March 31, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin COVID-19 Bulletin #37

March 31, 2020 - Manitoba Suspends Classroom Learning Indefinitely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020 - Manitoba Government Announcements and Actions on COVID-19

March 30, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #36

March 30, 2020 - Manitoba Restricts Operations  of Non-Critical Business in new Public Health Order

March 30, 2020 - COVID-19 State of Emergency and Public Health Orders FAQs

March 30, 2020 - Manitoba Supports Programs for At-Risk Youth in Altona

March 29, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #35

March 28, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #34

March 27, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #33

March 27, 2020 - Manitoba News Release:  Province Launches Program to Help Manitobans Cope with Anxiety Related to COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority COVID-19 Community Update

March 26, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #32

March 25, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #31

March 24, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #30

March 23, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: Province Launches Ontil Tool toConnect Volunteers Safetly with Manitobans Needing Assistance

March 23, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #29

March 22, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #28

March 22, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #27 

March 21, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #26 

March 21, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #25

March 20, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #24

March 20, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #23

March 20, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: Manitoba Implementing $27.6 Million Plan to Support Child Care for Essential Workers

March 20, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: Manitoba Government Declares State of Emergency to Protect the Public, Reduce Spread of COVID-19

March 19, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #22

March 19, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #21

March 18, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #20

March 18, 2020 - Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority COVID-19 Community Update

March 18, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #19

March 17, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #18 

March 17, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #17 

March 15, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #16 

March 15, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #15 

March 15, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #14 

March 15, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #13 

March 14, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #12 

March 13, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #11 

March 13, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #10 

March 12, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #9 

March 12, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #8 

March 10, 2020 - Province Working with Other Jurisdictions to Purchase Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers and Patients

March 5, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #7 

February 28, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #6 

February 27, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #5

February 20, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #4 

February 13, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #3

February 7, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #2

January 31, 2020 - Manitoba Media Bulletin: COVID-19 Bulletin #1


Please visit http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ for more updates on COVID-19 from the Province of Manitoba.