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June 26, 2020

Saskatchewan – The government has announced that the second part of Phase 4 re-opening kicks off on June 29. The government has also made a handful of updates to guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, including on parks and campgrounds, outdoor sports, use of non-medical masks for staff in restaurants and personal care services, and locker rooms.

From CBC June 20/2020

Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan government had imposed travel restrictions on northern Saskatchewan but the government has since lifted those restrictions.

Residents are advised to limit any non-essential travel outside of Saskatchewan, with the exception of people who live in border communities and are commuting for work.

It is not mandatory that Sask residents self-isolate for 14 days upon their return from an out of province trip.

Re-Open Saskatchewan

COVID-19 has currently changed the way we live and work – in Saskatchewan, across the country and around the world. It’s impacted the way in which we socialize with our family and friends.

Although the challenge is formidable, it’s one that we’re overcoming by working together. We’re resilient people and are not allowing COVID-19 to dampen our spirit or dim our anticipation of the future

An essential element of our province’s plan to battle COVID-19 was widespread testing of residents along with the implementation of preventative measures, such as handwashing and physical distancing. This has enabled us to manage and flatten the curve, as well as strengthen the capacity of our health care system. Another important aspect of this approach was to develop a plan that would eventually allow Saskatchewan residents and our provincial economy to emerge from isolation.

Methodical and Phased-In Approach

Re-Open Saskatchewan is a plan built on a methodical and phased-in approach to slowly and responsibly lift restrictions on businesses and services. Flattening the curve and strengthening the system will remain priorities, as will our ability to manage the current COVID-19 pressures by building capacity in the coming weeks and months. Key elements will include increased testing and contact tracing, as well as the preparation of additional space and critical equipment.

Restrictions will be lifted in stages, with consideration given to socioeconomic factors and the risk of transmission. They will be implemented via public health orders and the timing will be dictated by evidence of transmission.

As restrictions are gradually lifted, the Government of Saskatchewan and its Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, will carefully monitor the daily number of reported cases and other important indicators. They will also monitor to ensure that:

  • Transmission of the virus is controlled;
  • The provincial health system has enough capacity to test, isolate and treat every case, as well as trace every contact; 
  • Outbreak risks are minimized in special settings, such as health care facilities; 
  • Preventive measures are established in place in workplaces, schools and other essential gathering places; 
  • The risks of importing the virus from outside the province can be managed; and
  • Communities and businesses are educated, engaged and empowered to adjust to the new realities brought about by COVID-19.

Phases of Re-Open Saskatchewan

Re-Open Saskatchewan will consist of five phases. The timing and order of the businesses/workplaces included in each phase is subject to change throughout the process based on a continuous assessment of transmission patterns and other factors.

Phase One

Re-opening previously restricted medical services; opening of golf courses, parks and campgrounds.

Phase Two

Re-opening retail and select personal care services.

Phase Three

Re-opening restaurants and food services, gyms and fitness centres, licensed establishments and child care facilities; re-opening remaining personal care services, Increasing the size of public and private gatherings to 15 people.

Phase Four

Re-opening indoor and outdoor recreation facilities; increasing the size of public and private gatherings to 30 people.

Phase Five

Consider lifting long-term restrictions.

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