The information below is provided from the Saskatchewan.ca site in regards to the most current information regarding the COVID-19 Virus.
UPDATED: Coronavirus Information for Saskatchewan Residents (March 12, 2020)
NEW: Saskatchewan COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (March 11, 2020)
NEW: COVID-19 Guidance : Mass Gatherings, Risk for Elderly Populations (March 11, 2020)
NEW: Self-Monitoring Information Sheet (March 11, 2020)
UPDATED: Self-Isolation Information Sheet (March 11, 2020)
NEW: Saskatchewan Confirms Presumptive Case of COVID-19 (March 12, 2020)
Risk of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan
At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population, but this could change quickly. There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians 65 and over, and those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions.
Public health officials continue to reassess the national and provincial public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.
The risk to Canadian travellers abroad will vary depending on the destination, and there are some destinations where the Government of Canada recommends avoiding all travel or all non-essential travel.
All travellers should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) for 14 days after returning to Canada and avoid places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill. If you have even mild symptoms, stay home and call HealthLine 811 for advice.
If you have travelled to a country with a level three travel advisory, limit your contact with others for a total of 14 days starting the day you began your journey to Canada. This means self-isolate and stay at home. Contact HealthLine 811 within 24 hours of arriving in Canada for direction.
All travellers are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms and to contact the local public health authority in their province or territory if they feel sick.