Sask. Health Authority tightens COVID-19 restrictions at Saskatoon hospitals

All acute care hospitals in Saskatoon are increasing family presence restrictions due to a substantial increase in COVID-19 transmission in Saskatoon and high levels of hospital admissions.

The change is effective Friday at 8 a.m., the Saskatchewan Health Authority said in a news release.

Under the Level 1 rules:

  • Each patient can designate two consistent essential family/support persons. One person can be present at a time indoors.
  • No limit on persons present at a time outdoors.
  • More than two essential family/support persons can be designated for patient in intensive care, end-of-life or palliative care.
  • Two essential family/support persons can be present at the same time in intensive care; maternal, postpartum and pediatric units; and end-of-life or palliative care.

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