In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the province, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is urging Saskatchewan residents to be more vigilant when it comes to following public health measures and personal safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This past week, public service announcements have been issued in the Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Prince Albert and south west areas of the province.
“We are seeing more positive cases of COVID-19 popping up around the province, reminding us that COVID-19 is everywhere and has no boundaries," said Dr. David Torr, Public Health Incident Command Centre Co-lead for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. “Across Saskatchewan, we need to be more vigilant when it comes to preventing the spread of the virus."
Safety precautions to prevent COVID-19 include physical distancing to maintain two metres of separation, implementing proper hygiene practices and complying with provincial health orders, including limiting the size of outdoor gatherings. Anyone with symptoms should protect themselves and others, especially the vulnerable, by staying home, self-isolating and getting tested for COVID-19.
SHA is encouraging all provincial residents to seek testing if you are experiencing symptoms and is reminding everyone that testing is available for anyone who currently works outside the home and is being admitted to acute care for more than 24 hours, including expectant mothers and individuals who are immunocompromised.
If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose or a loss of your sense of taste or smell, contact HealthLine 811, a nurse practitioner or your family physician for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19.
You can also take the online self-assessment at