Coronavirus / COVID-19

Updates for Innovation Place Tenants

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Innovation Place continues to review our practices and provision of services to our tenants.  We are taking direction from provincial and federal health authorities and are closely monitoring requirements to keep our staff, tenants and guests safe in our parks.

Innovation Place Updates
Learn more about Phase 4.1 (June 22) and Phase 4.2 (June 29) and the remaining reopening dates in Phase 4 (July 6, July 9 and July 16) of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan on the Government of Saskatchewan website.

Innovation Place reception areas (Regina Administration Office, Saskatoon Administration Office and Saskatoon Maintenance Office) will re-open to the public, starting Monday, July 6. We will continue to be closed over the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) for the foreseeable future. When/If this changes, we will be sure to advise. We continue to focus on providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff and tenants – as directed by government and public health authorities. Accordingly, various precautions are in place for your safety. Please note the following:

  • Signage has been installed in various areas to ensure physical distancing is maintained at all times. While on site, please keep an eye out for these signs – they are specifically located near entrances, elevators, stairwells, common corridors and seating areas.
  • Common area furniture (both interior and exterior) has been reduced to accommodate 2-metre social distancing requirements. Please do not relocate furniture from its current location. As you can appreciate, it is difficult to ensure proper sanitization of outdoor furniture. Please wash your hands with soap and water after enjoying any of our outdoor spaces.
  • Shower facilities at 121 Research Drive have been closed.
  • Small, pump hand sanitizers have been distributed at entrances and high traffic areas in all buildings with common space. As we continue to wait for commercial dispensers, these are available for your use.
  • Though some restaurants have re-opened at 50% capacity, our food service providers have not re-opened. At the current time, the volume of people working on site does not allow food services to be sustainable. We continue to monitor the number of tenants working on site, and as soon as it is possible to do so, our food services providers are prepared to re-open. We will advise as soon as a re-opening date has been determined.
  • At the current time, our fitness facilities do not meet the criteria for re-opening. Specifically, gyms with uncontrolled access that do not have personnel present at all times, are not cleared to open. We continue to look at alternative ways to re-open these facilities, and will advise once a plan is in place.
  • In-person events and programming remain postponed. Keep an eye on the Scene for ongoing webinars/Zoom events.
  • Janitorial staff continue to provide frequent, ongoing sanitation of touch surfaces in our common area spaces – this includes washrooms, elevator buttons and common area seating. Regular daily cleaning within tenant suites continues as normal. Protocol has been implemented for deep cleaning/sanitation of space, should an occupant of one of our buildings test positive. Please continue to advise our team should you become aware of a presumptive or positive case. If additional cleaning is required within your space as part of your return to work plan, please let us know.
  • Our building systems have continued to run as per usual. There have been no disruptions to our heating, cooling or ventilation systems or the required maintenance of these systems.
  • There have been no disruptions to the potable water supply in the park. Common area water fountains have been temporarily shut off but water bottle fill stations are still available for use.
  • No modifications have been made to parking lots or bike storage locations. Please continue to exercise social distancing in these areas.
Thanks again to all members of our community for doing your part to flatten the curve, and for taking care of yourselves and each other. Please continue to adhere to social distancing regulations and good hygiene practices. Together, we can make a difference in keeping each other safe.

Safety is our first priority at Innovation Place.  Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Saskatoon – 306.933.6609 or saskatoon@innovationplace.com
Regina – 306.798.7275 or regina@innovationplace.com


Transit Information:

  • In Saskatoon, there are two stops at Innovation Place – one on Research Drive (near the Concourse) and one on Resources Row. More information regarding transit schedules and routes can be found here.
  • In Regina, information regarding transit schedules and routes can be found here.

For the latest Coronavirus / COVID-19 updates, visit the following websites.

Resources for Saskatchewan Businesses

The Government of Saskatchewan website provides a wide range of resources to assist Saskatchewan businesses during the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Access provincial and federal support for businesses and related resources.

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Protect Yourself and Others

When in common spaces (washrooms, hallways, elevators, etc.) practice social distancing. This means keeping a minimum distance of 2 metres from others at all times.

Stop Germs: Wash Your Hands
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The best method to protect yourself and others against Coronavirus / COVID-19 is to practice everyday preventive actions, including:

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow);
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Maintain safe food practices;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick; and
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Questions? Contact the Saskatchewan HealthLine at 811.