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The best protection against COVID-19 is to be fully vaccinated. Additional, everyday preventive actions can continue to reduce transmission of this respiratory illness.
If you are providing care to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 at home, keep distant from an affected individual as much as possible. Hand hygiene should be performed frequently and wear a medical grade mask when in the same room with the affected individual until they are finished from self-isolation.
Self-monitor for symptoms. Stay home if you are sick (even if you test negative) and use a COVID-19 rapid antigen test. Information on COVID-19 testing is available.
Our Know Your Risk checklist can help you with that personal assessment.
Wearing a mask is an added layer of protection. You may consider wearing one in crowded, shared, indoor spaces, especially if your health is vulnerable or you are around those with vulnerable health (for example, a long-term care home).
We know that protection decreases over time, which is why it’s important to get a booster dose when eligible, and that fully vaccinated individuals can still be infected and transmit the COVID-19 virus. However, this is less likely to occur among fully vaccinated individuals and those with a booster than for those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
Although COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses provide substantial protection against severe illness, no vaccine will prevent all transmission.
People should assess their own risk and make their own choices in terms of wearing a mask. The same is true of venues, businesses and employers – they may request that patrons/staff wear masks. It is essential to be kind and to respect individuals’ choices.
Masks should cover the nose, mouth, and chin areas with few gaps. A mask that fits well will block more infectious particles. Even if the mask is high quality, if it is not tight to your face, it isn't working as well as it could be.
How well a mask works also depends on fit. When choosing a mask, keep in mind:
A well-fitting mask should:
Ways to improve fit include:
Information on how to properly put on or remove a non-medical mask can be found on the Public Health Agency of Canada's website.
Physical distancing has proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is typically ensuring two metres between you and others from outside your household/contacts.
Effective February 14, 2022, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will be removing the Proof of Vaccination or negative test mandate for visitors and essential family support in all of our facilities, long-term care homes and affiliates.
This means that the public will no longer need to supply a valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter an SHA facility, long-term care home or affiliate.
Residents are encouraged to make their own personal risk assessment when accessing SHA facilities.
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