Need to Know: Masks, Exposures, Indoor Gathering Restrictions, & More
Starting on Nov. 6, masks will be required in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert when people are in indoor public spaces.
The public health order will be in place for 28 days, then subject to review by the chief medical health officer.
Public health will be able to enforce the rules though they will work to educate people first. It will encourage all people, businesses and organizations to abide by the masking order.
Mask use is still recommended for all other communities in the province.
Saskatchewan schools in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert will not be affected by the mandatory mask order.
Find more details on mask requirements click here!
INDOOR GATHERING SIZES REDUCED
The province is reducing the number of people that can gather in private and home settings.
Starting Nov. 6, a maximum of 10 people will be allowed to gather in private settings. Previously, 15 people could gather.
The number includes household members who ordinarily reside in a dwelling.
These rules apply to weddings, religious gatherings and funerals that take place in a private dwelling and any outbuildings, like a garage.
The 10 person limit does not apply to households with more than 10 family members living in the same residence, the province said.
Gatherings with more than 10 people must be hosted in a public venue, like a restaurant or banquet hall. These gatherings would have to apply to guidelines set out by that location.
Establishments and other organizations are required to follow seating and physical distancing guidelines set out in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.
Saskatchewan Health Authority is notifying the public of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the following businesses where a person or persons attended while likely infectious:
- October 23
- Regina Transit, Route #9 Parkridge from Golden Mile to Victoria Ave to Montreal Street, 6:30 to 7 a.m.
- Regina Transit, Route #9 Parkridge from Victoria Ave & Montreal St to Park St, 4:30 to 4:50 p.m
- Real Canadian SuperStore, Golden Mile location, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
- Regina Transit, Route #7 Whitmore from Victoria Ave & Park St to Golden Mile, 10 to 10:30 p.m.
- October 24
- Real Canadian SuperStore, Golden Mile location, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- October 26
- Marhaba Restaurant, 2739 Avonhurst Drive, 12:30 to 1 p.m.
- Prairie Mobile Communications, 5875 Rochdale Boulevard, 1 to 1:45 p.m.
- October 28
- Bank of Montreal, 1800 Scarth Street, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- October 29
- The Last Straw, 127 Albert Street North, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Real Canadian SuperStore, Golden Mile location, 8:35 to 8:55 p.m.
Sign up for Snow Route Notifications - Always Know When a Snow Route is Called
With winter weather forecasted to return to Regina this weekend, the City of Regina is encouraging residents to get informed when snow routes are declared.
• Snow routes are declared when snowfall has reached a minimum of five centimetres of snow, any day of the week.
• They are declared at 3 p.m. the day before the parking ban is in effect.
• Once declared, there is no on-street parking along the identified sections of road for a 24-hour period. Vehicles that remain parked on snow routes during a temporary parking ban will be ticketed.
Sign up for email notifications, follow the City’s Facebook and Twitter, or go online to Regina.ca/snowroutes to know when snow routes have been declared.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Update
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is working closely with third party suppliers who host our online learning platforms and services. We are taking the necessary time to safely and securely restore access to online learning environments. An update on return to class protocol will be provided today.