Released November 19, 2020
Effective Thursday, Nov. 19, wearing a non-medical mask will now be required in all indoor public spaces in Saskatchewan.
This Public Health Order is related to mandatory masking being required province-wide, and replaces the previous Public Health Order effective Nov. 16 (see below).
Released November 16, 2020
Effective Monday, Nov. 16, mandatory masking in indoor public places is extended to all Saskatchewan communities with populations of 5,000 people or greater.
Health officials strongly recommend wearing a non-medical mask in the community, even if you have no symptoms. It is an additional measure you can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
Wearing a mask in public can be considered an additional line of defense, but does not replace the need for other public health measures that are proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home as much as possible, especially if you are sick.
- Practice physical distancing (maintain a minimum of two metres between yourself and others who are not from your household).
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or sanitize your hands with alcohol-based sanitizer for 20 seconds if you have no immediate access to soap and running water.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your elbow.
More guidance on cloth and non-medical masks can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.