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Public Health Measures

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced measures to address health care capacity pressures caused by rising case rates, primarily driven by the unvaccinated population.

Saskatchewan's current public health order has been extended to February 28, 2022.

Mandatory Masking Indoor Public Spaces

Under the current public health order, masking is mandatory in all indoor public spaces including schools, and proof of vaccination or negative test requirements are in place for public access to a list of establishments, businesses and event venues.

Indoor public spaces are any enclosed space other than a private home or dwelling. This may include but is not exclusive to workplaces, retail locations, recreational venues, eating and dining establishments and professional buildings. Indoor public spaces include those areas of a business or venue that are restricted to staff only (areas where there is no access for the public).

Proof of Vaccination

Effective October 1, 2021, employees of all Government of Saskatchewan ministries, crowns and agencies are required to be fully vaccinated. Employees that do not provide proof of vaccination are required to provide proof of a negative test result on a consistent basis.

The Government of Saskatchewan encourages other employers, including school divisions, to implement a similar proof of vaccination or negative-test policy for employees in the workplace.

Effective October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or negative test is required for public access to a list of establishments, businesses and event venues that bring groups of people together. Information about the proof of vaccination requirements and a list of applicable businesses can be found here.

Municipalities, businesses, workplaces and event organizers may also require proof of vaccination or negative testing beyond those places listed in the public health order.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the proof of vaccination or negative test requirement.

Mandatory Self-Isolation

Immediate self-isolation is required for:

  • anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 through a PCR or at-home rapid antigen test
  • anyone named as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 unless fully vaccinated and symptom-free
    Fully vaccinated individuals identified as a close-contact of a positive case are not required to self-isolate, but are required to self-monitor and seek testing at the first sign of COVID-19 symptoms.

For specific requirements and length of isolation, visit Self-Isolation.

Fines

There can be very serious consequences for not following Public Health Orders, including fines in cases where negligence or misconduct have been found. Fines may be $2,000 for individuals and $10,000 for corporations, plus a victim surcharge (40%).

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