Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be unpredictable and has now presented us with another challenge to navigate. With the rapidly expanding risk with COVID-19 variants across the province, the evolving public health orders, and impact on the healthcare system, the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 13-16.
We recognize this decision is disappointing; however, while the meeting was to take place virtually, it is important to take public health measures and external factors into consideration to ensure the ongoing health and safety of all individuals involved in the Annual Meeting – from our elected officials, SUN staff, as well as the production team and venue staff.
Since the start of the pandemic the public has looked to registered nurses and SUN for reassurance and leadership on how to keep themselves and their families safe. This bold action is yet another way for SUN and our members to set an example and demonstrate this leadership.
Through our actions and sacrifice, we hope businesses, the government, and individuals will follow our lead and take similar prudent and proactive measures to do the right thing to keep the people of this province safe and help Saskatchewan pull through this pandemic safer and sooner.
We know you are under extreme pressure on the frontlines and are feeling the burden in your personal lives. As SUN continues to advocate for stricter public health measures as a means to keep people safe and reduce the impact on the healthcare system itself, we encourage you to take the time to care for yourselves and reach out for support when needed, so you can care for those who depend on you.
If you have any questions regarding the postponement of the Annual Meeting, under the current circumstances, please contact Tracy Zambory, SUN President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please take care and stay healthy.