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SAFETY ALERT: Changes to PPE Requirements for AGMPs

SAFETY ALERT: Changes to PPE Requirements for AGMPs

With the rapid growth in the presence of COVID-19 in the community, and the growing number of outbreaks within healthcare facilities, the risk of exposure for healthcare workers (HCW) is climbing and some screening mechanisms are no longer adequate. SUN has learned that changes are being made to personal protection equipment guidelines and precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to…

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SUN & SAHO REACH TENTATIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

SUN & SAHO REACH TENTATIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO Inc.) are pleased to announce they have successfully reached a new tentative collective agreement. This agreement marks another milestone for collective agreements achieved by unions which are all now operating within a single provincial health authority, as well as affiliate organizations.…

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Mandatory masks, lower limit on indoor gatherings among new COVID measures

Mandatory masks, lower limit on indoor gatherings among new COVID measures

The Saskatchewan government is implementing stricter COVID-19 measures. Shortly after announcing 240 new cases in the province, the government on Tuesday made masks mandatory in all indoor public places across the province, capped indoor private gatherings at five people, and suspended visitation at long-term care and personal care homes other than for compassionate reasons. The government…

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Rural Saskatchewan wouldn’t take issue with mandatory masks: association president

Rural Saskatchewan wouldn’t take issue with mandatory masks: association president

REGINA - The president of a group that represents Saskatchewan’s rural leaders doesn’t believe they would be opposed to mandatory masks in public areas. Ray Orb of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities lives in a small town and says he sees people wearing face coverings to guard against the spread of COVID-19. The province has brought in a public health measure that…

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What is a coronavirus ‘circuit-breaker?’ A pivot in strategy with pros and cons

What is a coronavirus ‘circuit-breaker?’ A pivot in strategy with pros and cons

With coronavirus cases rising in much of Canada, the “circuit-breaker” strategy has become the latest buzzword. The concept is simple — a set of short, tight restrictions with a deadline, making it more digestible to the public while also helping slow the transmission of the virus, and done quickly, said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist based out of…

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