The Government of Saskatchewan today clarified that in the case of any discrepancy between an emergency order issued by the province and one issued by a municipal government, the province will review to ensure consistency of COVID-19 standards and restrictions across Saskatchewan. This will be done in order to minimize confusion among Saskatchewan residents and will ensure that in cases of conflicting information, provincial orders will supersede orders of municipalities.
As of March 22, 2020, the province of Saskatchewan has eight new, confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 52 reported cases.
The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL) now has the ability to do confirmatory testing for COVID-19. As a result, all of the new cases reported today have already been confirmed and we will no longer be reporting on presumptive cases.
Expanded Public Health Order For Mandatory Self-Isolation, Gatherings
Today, Premier Scott Moe announced a significant financial support plan for Saskatchewan employers and employees hit by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government of Saskatchewan is re-purposing child care facilities in schools to provide child care services to support staff in health care and other employees who are delivering services related to the pandemic response, beginning Monday, March 23.
As of March 19, 2020, Saskatchewan has four new, presumptive positive cases for COVID-19. The provincial total for cases is now 20: 12 are presumptive positive and eight are now confirmed, following verification from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.
The Government of Saskatchewan today declared a provincial State of Emergency, giving the government broad powers to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes measures like the ability to limit travel to or from a community or region of the province and directing that property or equipment be deployed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finance Minister Donna Harpauer today tabled the 2020-21 Estimates, the government’s spending plans for the coming year.
As of March 18, 2020, Saskatchewan has eight new, presumptive positive cases. With the previously reported two confirmed cases and six presumptive positives, the province now has 16 cases of COVID-19. Public health officials are completing contact investigations on all cases now.