Today, the Government of Saskatchewan introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act ensuring employees have access to job protected leaves during a public health emergency.
Finance Minister Donna Harpauer plans to proceed with a scaled-back budget release tomorrow, which is the scheduled date for the provincial budget.
As schools wind down this week in response to COVID-19, a Response Planning Team has been assembled to work through the logistics of the transition.
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the Government of Saskatchewan is taking a proactive approach to safeguarding public health and temporarily closing facilities that encourage social gathering. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) at 2445 Albert Street in Regina will be closed effective today, March 17, 2020, until further notice.
Saskatchewan has its seventh presumptive positive case of COVID-19.
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that all classes in Saskatchewan pre K-12 Schools will be suspended indefinitely, effective March 20, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced further COVID-19 prevention measures.
While concern over spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to rise, the risk in Saskatchewan still remains low but is increasing. The decision to close schools is made upon the advice of the provincial Chief Medical Health Officer. We all need to ensure we are taking measures as individuals to maintain social distancing including staying home if sick and keeping children out of school if sick.
Four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of cases in the province to six.
Today, Premier Scott Moe, Health Minister Jim Reiter and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab announced new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.