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Increased COVID activity & untraceable spread continues in Saskatoon area

For immediate release: October 23, 2020 - 3:19pm
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Saskatoon continues to experience increased COVID-19 activity this week. This means there is community transmission taking place where contact tracing can’t identify the source.
 
While we’ve today just seen a small number of new cases in the Saskatoon area, those figures have continued to rise since mid-October.  
 
“Please do everything you can to stop the spread of the virus in our community,” says Pamela Goulden-McLeod, Director of EMO and Incident Coordinator for the City’s Response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “By curbing the spread, we are supporting front-line workers who are putting their lives at risk to keep us safe, creating the conditions to keep people working and the economy going.”
 
Goulden-McLeod reminds we are all now part of other bubbles: in the workplace, at extracurricular and social activities, and through our children’s schools.
 
Our bubbles may be larger than we realize – and as local transmission increases, now she says is the time to revisit our regular contacts to make sure we’re keeping ourselves, our family and community safe.
 
“We are asking everyone to be extra vigilant and careful. Protect yourself, your family and coworkers at all times during the pandemic by following public health recommendations,” says Dr. Simon Kapaj, Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon.
 
How you can help:
  • Self-monitor for symptoms
  • Stay home if you’re experiencing any symptoms 
  • Seek testing
  • Stay 2 metres apart
  • Wear a mask in public: it’s an extra safety measure to protect those around you
  • Download the free COVID-19 Alert App; it informs people of possible exposures without sharing any personal information