Need to Know: Covid exposures, Parking reductions, & Bus Routes.

NEED-TO-KNOW-POLOPOLY

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is warning the public that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 visited a number of businesses in Regina this past week.

The SHA said the individual was likely infectious when he visited these business:​

  • Aug. 23 – Save on Foods, 4520 Albert Street South, from 6-6:45 p.m.
  • Aug. 24 – Evolution Fitness South, 100-3615 Pasqua Street, from 1-2 p.m. (using free weights)
  • Aug. 27 – Great Canadian Brewhouse, 4820 Gordon Road, from 8-10 p.m. 

Another individual who was likely infectious was at the Airport:

  • Aug. 23 – Regina International Airport between 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

​The SHA said anyone who was at these locations at those times and have any COVID-19 symptoms should call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing. Anyone who is not experiencing symptoms but was at these locations at these times should self monitor for 14 days.

 

Temporary reduction – Pasqua Hospital emergency room patient parking

Starting today, emergency room parking at the Pasqua Hospital will be temporarily reduced from 22 to 11 parking stalls as the result of construction related to roof replacement on the north side of the hospital.

Emergency room traffic will not be disrupted. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted.  Construction is expected to take seven weeks to complete

 

Reminder of Transit Service Changes in Effect

Eight routes will see changes to service schedules starting today, in response to an increase in ridership. Visit Regina.ca/transit for the most up to date transit schedules and information.

Passenger capacity will also be increased on buses with all seats to be available. This will make physical distancing difficult, so a face mask or covering will be mandatory for passengers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required until the Saskatchewan Health Authority recommends otherwise.

Also starting today, the new and innovative transit option, On Demand, will be available for residents along the Route 10 service zone. 

With On Demand, customers request a bus to meet them at a time and bus stop of their choice. The bus will drop them at a specific bus stop within the Route #10 service zone. Visit Regina.ca/ondemand to learn more about this four-month pilot program.

 In addition, the Special High School transit service returns on Tuesday, September 8.