Released March 10, 2021
The Government of Saskatchewan announced an amendment to the public health order to now allow individual households a ‘bubble’ up to a maximum of ten individuals, effective Tuesday, March 9.
“With Saskatchewan generally experiencing a declining trend in confirmed cases and hospitalizations, the public health order is being amended to ensure that residents who continue to observe all public health measures can extend their household ‘bubbles’,” states the March 9 news release from the province.
The following information details regarding ten individuals in a home at any one time:
- The ten individuals should be from two to three consistent households. The total number in the gathering cannot be more than ten.
- You must be consistent in your household bubble: the bubble of ten is always the same individuals, from the same households. You may not join multiple bubbles.
- Assess the overall risk of COVID-19 before joining households. Does this household have a senior at elevated risk? Children attending school? Adults working outside of the home in essential workplaces? Can you still count all the potential contacts that household makes, in the event that a contact investigation must be done? If the risk of potential transmission remains high, consider another household or remaining within your household.
- If you are 50 years old or greater, consider keeping your contacts to your household only until you are able to be vaccinated.
You must still follow all public health guidelines when outside the home – including the limit of ten people at outdoor gatherings – and plan to be vaccinated when you are eligible. Details on the current public health measures are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.
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