New public health measures for Saskatchewan following increase in COVID-19
November 17th, 2020 – Kii-kay-taak, let’s heal. New public health measures will be in effect starting Thursday morning, November 19th at 12:01 am, following a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan. These new measures will be in effect until December 17th then subject to review by the Province’s Chief Medical Health Officer.
- Wearing a mask will be required in all indoor public spaces in Saskatchewan. Mask wearing in schools is set out by the divisions, and childcare centres and daycares are described in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Guidance on mask wearing is available here.
- Visits to long-term care facilities and personal care homes will be suspended, except for compassionate reasons. More information on restrictions to health care facilities is available here.
- Indoor private gatherings are being reduced from ten to five. Visiting beyond immediate household members is strongly discouraged. Larger gatherings must be held in public venues and follow applicable guidelines (e.g., wearing masks, space for physical distancing, etc.).
- Tradespeople and other support employees are allowed to provide home services; however, they should physically distance and wear masks.
- Outdoor private gatherings remain at 30 people and must maintain physical distancing of two metres.
- Entertainment transportation (i.e., party buses, group limousines and recreational vehicles) are no longer permitted.
- COVID-19 transmission continues in workplaces, and it is highly recommended that people work from home as much as possible.
The Provincial Ministry of Health will be consulting with the hospitality industry, athletic organizations, gyms, and faith leaders to mitigate the risk of transmission in these settings.
Today’s announcement from the Government of Saskatchewan is available here.
Information on the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidelines is available here.
For more information, visit the Saskatchewan Health Authority COVID-19 webpage.