Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

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Libraries, Museums, Art Galleries Guidelines

For general workplace guidelines, please refer to COVID-19 Workplace Information. The information below provides specific guidance for libraries, museums, art galleries, interpretive centres and similar facilities. Operators of these facilities must also continue to operate in compliance with all other applicable provincial regulations and standards.

Libraries, museums, art galleries and similar facilities are allowed to reopen beginning June 29, 2020.

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1. General Operations

  • Maintain an occupancy level that allows staff and customers to maintain a physical distance, except for brief exchanges.
  • Areas should be monitored to ensure patrons are following distancing and hygiene protocols.
  • Timed admission ticketing should be implemented, where possible.
  • Online admission ticketing should be used, where possible.
  • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used as much as possible, with physical distancing being observed at all times.
  • Employ the use of self-serve checkout and return services as much as possible.
    • Place hand sanitizer stations and sanitizing wipes near each station.
    • Monitor use and frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces.
  • Consider supporting vulnerable populations with dedicated hours.
  • Indoor playgrounds and recreation areas are permitted subject to the Sports and Activities Guidelines. Outdoor playgrounds are permitted subject to the Recreation Guidelines.
  • Close drinking fountains. Water bottle filling stations are acceptable if appropriately and frequently sanitized.
  • Retail sales are subject to the Clothing and Retail Guidelines.
  • Food and beverage services are subject to the Restaurants and Licensed Establishments Guidelines.
  • Restrict or limit personal items being stored in coatrooms, baggage holding areas, etc.
  • Remove brochures and brochure racks from public access areas. Instead, distribute brochures and maps at staffed visitor check-in points.
  • Facilities should post external and internal signs indicating distancing and hygiene protocols. Request patrons stay home if sick or symptomatic.
  • A response plan should be in place in case a patron or staff member develops COVID-19 symptoms while at the venue.
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2. Physical Distancing

  • Public and staff, with the exception of household and extended household contacts, must maintain a minimum physical distance of two metres in all areas.
  • Consider physical barriers (e.g. Plexiglas) at visitor contact points.
  • One-way flow patterns should be established, where possible. Entrances and exits should be organized to support one-way traffic flow through the facility.
  • Use markings or dividers in common areas to ensure physical distancing. Floor decals can be used.
  • Elevator use protocols should be established to ensure distancing requirements.
  • Remove or spread out seating to encourage two metres of physical distancing. Discourage gathering throughout the facility.
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3. Cleaning and Sanitation

  • Place an alcohol-based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) in dispensers or soap and water handwashing stations near doors, pay stations, washrooms and other high-touch locations for customers.
  • Increase cleaning and disinfection of commonly contacted areas, including doorknobs, handles, counters, railings, stations, display fronts, PIN pads and/or self-pay stations, and light switches. Common touch areas include those accessed by customers and employees.
  • Equipment provided by the facility for accessibility purposes, such as strollers and wheelchairs, must be cleaned and disinfected between uses.
  • Computers used by the public should be cleaned and disinfected frequently, and hand sanitizer should be located nearby.
  • Where possible, remove common touch items from all areas.
  • Ensure employee and public washrooms are cleaned and disinfected with increased frequency, always well stocked with liquid soap and paper towels, and that warm running water is available.
  • Garbage bins should be emptied frequently.
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4. Public Programming and High-Contact Areas

  • Self-guided tours and app-based self-guided tours are recommended rather than providing shared headsets or guided tours. Items rented must be cleaned and disinfected between each use. Live guided tours are subject to gathering and physical distancing requirements.
  • Day camps must follow the Child and Youth Day Camp Guidelines.
  • One-on-one services may continue with appropriate physical distancing and barriers. Limited group programming is permitted.
  • For in-person programming (e.g. book clubs, fundraisers, classes, workshops):
    • Physical distancing (two metres) must be applied for participants not from the same household.
    • Group sizes must comply with public gathering restrictions.
    • Consider hosting online or virtual activities.
  • Where possible, use touchless audio-visual displays (triggered by physical distance, RFID, or similar technology).
  • High-touch displays and interactive objects require enhanced cleaning and disinfection. Provide hand sanitizer near displays.
  • Facilities may install additional barriers to discourage patrons from touching fences or glass enclosures.
  • Where possible, sensory play should be discontinued. If necessary, sensory play should be conducted as an individual activity.
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5. Guidelines for Employees

  • Employees are required to practise physical distancing at work. Avoid handshakes and any other physical contact with others. Remain two metres apart from others whenever possible.
  • If staff are unable to maintain two-metre distancing from co-workers, other measures should be implemented, such as self-monitoring of personal health, supervision by Infection Prevention and Control Officers or Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. Other appropriate measures include:
    • Staggering activities to limit the number of staff in a confined area during the same period.
    • Moving activities to another room whenever possible.
    • Altering break times to minimize the number of staff working in close quarters.
    • Wearing personal protective equipment. Staff must wear non-medical masks (e.g. cloth or other materials) or procedure masks if distancing is not possible from other staff or patrons.
  • Additional information is available on the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Ensure staff are practising proper hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette, including:
    • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) when hands are not visibly dirty and handwashing isn't available.
    • Avoiding touching their face, mouth, nose and eyes.
    • Coughing or sneezing into a tissue, then immediately disposing of the tissue and washing their hands. If a tissue is not available, they should cough or sneeze into their elbow, not their hands.
  • Additional glove use for COVID-19 transmission mitigation is not required. If staff are using gloves, they should be changed after every interaction and when changing tasks. Hand hygiene must be performed between every glove change (hand sanitizer or handwashing with soap and water).
  • All workers, especially those in constant contact with the public, should self-monitor for symptoms and use the Government of Saskatchewan's self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions. Facilities should review their employee illness policies to ensure staff are able to remain home when ill (as is required).
  • Stagger staff arrival and departure times, lunch times, breaks and meetings to reduce the number of individuals in one place at a given time. Designate lockers and storage spaces for individual workers.
  • Ensure staff are adequately trained in new policies and protocols.
  • Workplaces are encouraged to have plans in place for increased worker absences due to illness or isolation.
  • Workplaces should have a workplace illness policy. If policies do not exist or are not in line with COVID‑19 recommendations, workplaces should ensure the following:
    • Sick employees should stay home or are sent home from work if symptoms present.
    • Sick employees use the Government of Saskatchewan's self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions.
    • If an employee has gone home sick, their work areas should be cleaned and disinfected.
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6. Libraries

  • Encourage patrons to consider other options for borrowing materials, such as:
    • Accessing e-books and other virtual library borrowing services.
    • Browsing library catalogues online at home.
    • Using holds to reserve materials, reducing the amount of time people spend in the library.
  • Consider offering curbside pickup for on-hold and check-out items or, if available, consider delivery or drop-off services.
  • Maintain physical distancing during interlibrary book deliveries. This might include identifying a drop zone.
  • For item returns:
    • When possible, clean and disinfect all surfaces of the returns.
    • If items cannot be cleaned and disinfected, isolate items in a separate bin (labelled with return date) for at least 72 hours before being returned to circulation shelves. Employees must wash their hands after handling returns.
  • Public sit and stand work stations should be rearranged to ensure physical distancing. For example, leave every other terminal empty.

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