Important information on health and safety measures in our community.
Effective September 1, to protect the health and safety of residents, customers and employees, masks are required when accessing indoor City-operated facilities and services and traveling on Saskatoon Transit. City-operated facilities include City Hall, Leisure Centres, indoor arenas, golf course buildings, indoor spaces at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo and the downtown Saskatoon Transit Customer Service Centre. City Council approved the action at its meeting Monday, August 30 as an added safety measure to address the increasing spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Because face masks may not work in all situations, there are exceptions to this requirement:
- Anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a face covering or anyone providing assistance to a person with an underlying medical condition or disability where the use of a non-medical face mask would hinder the provision of assistance;
- Person unable to place or remove a mask or face covering without assistance;
- Children under the age of 2 years of age; and
- First responders in an emergency.
Protect Yourself and Others - Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
As a respiratory illness, the best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice everyday preventive actions including:
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or 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
- Clean high-touch surfaces and objects frequently
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Get tested even if you are experiencing mild symptoms