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COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We urge everyone to stay up to date with all things COVID-19 related through the Government of Saskatchewan website www.saskatchewan.ca

As a reminder – we have many elderly and immune compromised people in our community.  Let’s ALL do our part to keep everyone healthy!

We should all be taking preventative measures as if this IS in our community.  Help lower the risk to our community members, help flatten the curve, help keep our community safe!

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The following information has been taken from the Government of Saskatchewan website:

ALL TRAVELLERS RETURNING FROM INTERNATIONAL DESINTATIONS – INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES – ARE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY SELF-ISOLATION ORDER.

Additionally, the Government of Saskatchewan recommends self-monitoring for symptoms if you have travelled outside of Saskatchewan, but within Canada.

As individuals, we are responsible for ensuring our actions do not put others at risk. We encourage everyone to remember that there are individuals in our society who may be immune compromised and would be at significant risk if they are exposed to serious illness. EVERYONE should take preventative measures.

Whether you're self-isolating or self-monitoring, make sure you maintain proper social distancing.

IS SELF-ISOLATION MANDATORY?

The emergency order includes mandatory self-isolation as of March 20, 2020. This is enforceable by peace officers, if necessary. 

However, we would hope that people recognize the risk and take preventative measures to stop the spread of any illness. 

As individuals, we are responsible for ensuring our actions do not put others at risk.

We encourage people to remember that there are people in our society who may be immune compromised and would be at significant risk if they are exposed to serious illness.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES IF SOMEONE DOESN’T FOLLOW THE EMERGENCY ORDER?

People who contravene the order may face fines of up to $2,000 in the case of an individual and not more than $10,000 in the case of a corporation, under The Emergency Planning Act.

SELF-MONITORINGmeans paying attention to your health and so you can identify signs of sickness.  Self-monitoring is an important way of preventing COVID-19 from spreading in Saskatchewan. It means that you pay attention to new symptoms and temperature.  There is a self-monitoring tracking sheet available on the saskatchewan.ca webpage.  You do not have restrictions on attending work but should avoid crowded public spaces and vulnerable people. However, you should have a plan on how to quickly self-isolate if you develop fever, cough or difficulty breathing when not at home.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

As a respiratory illness, the best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practise everyday preventive actions, including:

  • Practise proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow);
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water; 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 close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel to affected areas.
  • Avoid large crowds and practice social distancing (do not shake hands, hug or kiss).

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