Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has announced a three step plan to gradually lift public health restrictions as the province reaches significant vaccination levels. He outlines step one which could be in place in the last week of May if three weeks have passed since 70 percent of people over 40 have received their first vaccine and vaccines are open to all adults. Household bubbles can expand to ten people, public indoor gatherings can be up to 30 people and public outdoor gatherings up to 150 people, restaurants can have six at a table with physical distancing between tables, places of worship can have 150 people or 30 percent of capacity whichever is less with physical distancing and the current province wide masking mandate will continue to be in place.
He says steps two in lifting restrictions could occur in the third week of June and step three in the second week of July. More details on each step can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
Saskatchewan public health reported 189 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the seven day average of new cases to 226. Of the new cases 81 are in Saskatoon, 27 in North West and 24 in Regina with single digits in other zones.