Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop temporarily closes facilities

In response to recommendations from the Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada, the Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop has enacted a pandemic response plan that is aimed at protecting the health of their participants and staff, while providing as much service as possible.

“The Board of Directors has met with the Wor-Kin Shop Leadership Team, and we have approved a plan that we believe is the best path forward at this time,” said board chair Lloyd Montgomery. “We are in constant contact with our partners in the community as well as the Government of Saskatchewan to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the people who depend on us while remaining diligent in our efforts.”

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All Wor-Kin Shop services and facilities were closed as of Friday, March 20. This includes the Harvest Pie Company, Vocational Training Centre, and the Supported Employment Transition Initiative.

Participants will not be attending the Wor-Kin Shop until further notice.

“These are decisions that are not made lightly,” said executive director Jeff Richards. “As always, the organization acts with the best interest of our participants first, and it was clear that the healthiest option was to cease activities at the Wor-Kin Shop. We will be diligent in monitoring the situation and will keep everyone updated as the situation evolves.”

For more information, contact Jeff Richards, Executive Director, Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop at 306-842-3411 or by email at executivedirector@wor-kin.com.