We want to assure you we are continuing to closely monitor this evolving COVID-19 situation. The City’s Emergency Measures 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 and restrictions under the current Public Health Order 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.
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
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
Guidance on Non-Medical Cloth Masks
The Public Health Agency of Canada is now recommending wearing a non-medical mask in the community even if you have no symptoms, as an additional measure to protect others around you. Non-medical or cloth face coverings can play an important role in situations and community settings where physical distancing is not possible or is unpredictable (such as on public transit or in grocery stores) and when the local epidemiology and rate of community transmission warrant it.
Public shared surfaces
In keeping with public health guidelines, residents should avoid using their hands to touch shared surfaces in the public like handrails, garbage cans, benches and at any pedestrian crossings that still require push button activation. Always wash your hands as soon as you return home or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
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