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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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Health organizations unite in call for additional COVID-19 measures

Health organizations unite in call for additional COVID-19 measures

Registered nurses are proud to stand with our physician and pharmacist colleagues, united in our call for additional measures to be taken now to curb the spread of COVID-19.   As doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, our first duty is to keep people safe. But we know that pain comes in many forms beyond the direct effect of COVID-19: lost income, anxiety, depression, a sense that the world has…

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Nurses union, NDP respond to Saskatchewan’s rising COVID-19 cases

Nurses union, NDP respond to Saskatchewan’s rising COVID-19 cases

Saskatchewan has the fourth highest active COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 people in the country, as of numbers updated Wednesday. Manitoba has the highest with 414 active cases per 100,000 people, Alberta in second with 200, Quebec has 135 and Saskatchewan sits at 116 active cases per capita. North Dakota is 12 times Saskatchewan’s rate at 1,371 active cases per 100,000 people.…

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