Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman says now is the time for residents, businesses and organizations to re-commit to proven public health measures and return to the standards shown to work in the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan. He says he’s not going to sugar coat the situation, it’s not great and it’s been getting worse adding this threat is very real but he believes they can get it under control if they do the right things stating Saskatchewan we have done this before and I believe we can do it again.
Starting Monday until December 4th mandatory masking in indoor places will be extended to all communities with populations of five thousand people or greater. All Saskatchewan restaurants and licensed establishments will be required to stop serving alcohol by 10 pm and consumption ended by 11. While transmission within school settings has been limited it is recommended that all school divisions move to level three in their back to school plans for high schools with 600 students or more. Fitness facilities may continue to operate under the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidelines but all aerobic group fitness activities are limited to a maximum of eight participants.