Released on December 14, 2020
While Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 case trends are relatively stable, case rates continue to create significant, on-going community transmission and increasing pressure on health care services. Additional public health measures are being introduced based on the transmission patterns observed in Saskatchewan.
“Re-Open Saskatchewan guidelines have been effective at reducing transmission in those settings where we have implemented measures like restaurants and retail settings,” Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said. “It’s the in-between places, the social settings, where COVID-19 transmission is happening. In our breakrooms and staff rooms, by inviting new people into our homes, we are letting our guard down.
“We can still celebrate the holiday season. After a difficult year, it’s more important than ever to connect with loved ones but it must be done at a safe distance or virtually. Share time with friends and family but keep everyone safe.”
Public Health Orders
These public health measures are in addition to those in effect as of November 27, 2020. All public health measures will remain in effect until January 15, 2021. At that time they will be reviewed by the provincial Chief Medical Health Officer.
Each sector has guidance under the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.
In the event that there is any disparity between the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidance and the public health orders, the public health orders must be followed. Enforcement of public health orders is permitted under The Public Health Act, 1994.
Effective December 17
The following measures will be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, December 17.
Private, Indoor Gatherings
Effective December 19
The following measures will be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 19.
Personal Services and Event Venues
Note that the guidance for weddings and funeral ceremonies and places of worship is 30 individuals only. Concurrent services may not occur within multiple locations within one facility.
Effective December 25
The following measures will be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, December 25.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
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