Latest Updates (Advisories, News Releases, Chief Medical Health Officer)
Safe School Plan
Saskatchewan's Safe School Plan outlines the guidance for school divisions and families to prepare for the safe return of students in September.
Supporting COVID-19 Testing
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has been increasing testing capacity including enhancing staffing resources to better enable provincial laboratory teams to sustainably meet the goal of 4,000 COVID-19 tests per day.
SHA labs are hiring 76 positions. To date, 27 people have been hired. Recruitment and training for the remaining positions is on-going.
Asymptomatic Pooled Testing:
Starting this week, SHA labs will implement pooled testing of asymptomatic swabs, allowing laboratories to test more specimens with fewer testing materials, increasing testing output.
Pooled testing means combining a number of specimens and conducting one laboratory test to detect COVID-19. If any pooled test produces a positive result, all samples within the batch will be retested individually before results are released.
Increasing GeneXpert Testing:
The SHA will increase the number of GeneXpert tests being performed provincially from 200 per week to 1,200 per week in early October due to increased supplies from the vendor.
The GeneXpert is a molecular testing platform located in more than 20 locations throughout the province, providing more immediate diagnostics on-site. It significantly expands testing capacity while improving turn-around times.
COVID Outbreaks in Saskatchewan
DAILY CASE INFORMATION (click on map)
Precautionary Measures remain the same with the following
- Continue practicing social distancing;
- Keep following the orders of the Chief Medical Health Officer;
- Proper hygiene;
- Avoid unnecessary travel;
- If returning from foreign travel or experiencing any symptoms, self-isolate;
- Avoid gatherings with people outside your immediate household;
- Self monitoring;
- Working from
home if possible;
- Stay informed
with new information;
DOCUMENTS / FORMS:
Please see enclosed document regarding important information regarding PPE use in public.
Proper use of PPE in Public
Non-Compliance Reporting Form
To report situations where an individual or business is
suspected of being in non-compliance with Public Health Orders
To apply to register a child in a child care space: APPLICATION FORM
Case surveillance and testing information, including regional locations
of cases, is available at
Saskatchewan COVID Page
Self Assessment Tool
SHA's Health System Readiness for COVID-19 - Status Update
Download the Canada COVID App to have all resources at your fingertips in one location (available for iOs and Android)