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Precautionary Measures

We want to assure you we are continuing to closely monitor this evolving situation. The City’s Emergency Management Organization is in close communication with the Saskatchewan Heath Authority and key stakeholders to coordinate all efforts to communicate important information, and to make any necessary adaptations to our plan to respond to the situation as it continues to change.

It is important to keep up to date with the current risk level in Saskatchewan.

The health, safety, and well-being of our employees and maintaining essential services to residents are our top priorities. We will continue to monitor this situation and our approach with health officials.

Precautions

As a respiratory illness, the best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice everyday preventive actions, including:

  • When coughing or sneezing:
    • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
    • throw away tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards
  • ​Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry them well; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Maintain safe food practices and avoid sharing cups, glasses, dishes or cutlery, and ensure they are thoroughly washed with warm water and soap after each use
  • Clean high-touch surfaces and objects frequently with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (one part bleach to nine parts water), such as toys, toilets, phones, electronics, door handles, bedside tables, television remotes
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid unnecessary travel to affected areas
  • Practice healthy habits such as eating well, exercising and getting enough rest to help support your immune system

There is no evidence that masks protect persons who are not sick. The World Health Organization does not recommend the use of any masks if you do not have a travel history and respiratory symptoms.

Social distancing

Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other. Social distancing, also called physical distancing, is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. This means making changes in your everyday routines to minimize close contact with others, including:

  • Avoid crowded places and non-essential gatherings
  • Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes
  • Limit contact with people at higher risk like older adults and those in poor health
  • Keep a distance of at least two metres from others

Public shared surfaces 

In keeping with public health guidelines, residents should avoid touching shared surfaces in the public like pedestrian crosswalk buttons, handrails and benches. Try to avoid using your hands to touch any of these surfaces and use your elbow or the side of your body to push crosswalk buttons. Always wash your hands as soon as you can and if you can’t, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead.  

More information

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