The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is alerting the public of an increased risk of COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) in multiple communities in the South West including Outlook, Rosetown, Kindersley, Maple Creek, Swift Current, Davidson, and Moose Jaw and surrounding areas.
The increase is related to a number of recent large outdoor gatherings and failure to comply with current Public Health measures.
Residents of these areas are strongly urged to strictly adhere to all current public health order and measures, including:
COVID-19 variants of concern are highly contagious, transmitting quickly within the community and can result in more severe disease and should be considered dangerous. The increased spread of COVID-19 and its variants could result in more illness, hospitalizations and deaths, with many of those falling ill younger than previously seen during the pandemic.
Additional information on variants of concern is available online along with all case numbers, including those cases confirmed as variants of concern.
All members of the public are reminded of the following: