Updates continue to pour in for Souris businesses; Prime Minister praises the work of Manitobans

Souris Plaindealer remains open to serve our readers and will update as more news comes in.

Faith Community Baptist Church statement as of 1:00 p.m. March 19: Faith Community Baptist Church has cancelled their March 22 & 29 services. Paster Noel will be in the church Sunday morning and during his regular office hours should you need someone to talk with. Please practise social distancing and proper hand washing as reccommended at this time. Avoid visiting "in-person" if you are ill or have symptoms.

Pharmasave statement as on March 19, 2020:

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We are facing unprecedented challenges in the weeks and months ahead due to the exponential growth of the Coronavirus COVID-19 worldwide. The virus has been in Canada for several weeks now and any guess on when we might see a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel would be pure speculation at this time. Our hope is that it will only be a matter of weeks, however it may be several months.

We at Pharmasave Souris are committed to maintaining the highest level of customer and patient care at all times and, during this pandemic, this commitment remains steadfast. The nature of our business requires us, as part of our daily routines, to clean and disinfect all work surfaces and contact areas throughout the store. During this pandemic, we have reinforced with all staff the need to be diligent and ensure that we are pay extra attention to this very important task.

Regarding medications, we have had several patients calling somewhat anxious about their prescriptions and wondering if they should stock up on their meds. While we have always been happy to fill 90 days worth of medications, in order to minimize the dispensing fees our patients have to pay, we will do so only as required for the near future, based on the following memo from the Canadian Pharmacists Association:

To ensure that Canada’s medication supply is managed responsibly, we are recommending a 30-day supply of medications for patients, unless clinically justified. We are also calling on governments, private payers, public health officials, regulators and other health care practitioners to support this temporary change in dispensing practice and to encourage Canadians to refrain from purchasing large quantities of medical supplies. 

Our store hours and delivery services will not change.

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 6:00 – Front store and dispensary

Saturday – 9:00 – 5:00 – Front store and 10:00 – 3:00 dispensary

We have free delivery for both dispensary and retail front store products in Souris and Hartney, as required.

Our staff is knowledgeable and practice infection prevention and control practices. 

We wish everyone the best throughout these trying times. Stay tuned for further updates from Pharmasave Souris. Remember to get correct and current information from a reliable source: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/

St. Paul’s United Church statement: Church services have been cancelled until further notice. The bargain Basement Boutique is closed and donations are not being accepted at this time.

Souris and Area Harvest Food Bank statement: The Food Bank remains open and donations are being accepted. The Food Bank can be accessed the first and third Thursday of each month.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the efforts of other Manitoba Food bank’s that have found ways to serve their clientele to prevent the spread of COVIC-19. "If you're helping others, we're standing with you. Like with the Samaritan House in Brandon, Manitoba that on Wednesday, was able to open and deal with COVID-19 thanks to new funding. They were worried because their clients had nowhere to go since everything else closed. But now with the new support, they can stagger entry to 10 people at a time, extend hours to stock up the food bank."

Hair Designs by Lindsayis closed until further notice.

Prairie Mountain Health: Souris Personal Care Home is closed to all visitors. Souris Health Centre has very strict and reduced visiting schedule and guidelines.

Thread Counts Fabricsis closed to the public but is still accepting online order.

Woodfire Deliis open with reduced hours.

Girl Guides of Canada: all guiding activities are on hold until April 14. Cookie sales are delayed in Manitoba.

Antler and Oak Dineris open but has limited seating. They will deliver if needed.

Survivor Spiel is cancelled and curling activities have halted for the season.

 

 

 

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