Coronavirus - COVID19 - Sources of Information

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It is our desire to provide you with reliable information on the rapidly changing coronavirus COVID19 event and precautions and closures.  Please use the links provided to obtain reliable information.  We believe it is important that you receive factual information as it becomes available.  These websites will be updated regularly by the Provincial and Federal Authorities
 
 
 
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April 3, 2020

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is encouraging people to download the SaskAlert App so they can receive critical COVID-19 information in a timely manner. The app also allows people to choose how and when to hear the emergency alerts.  They are encouraging residents to download the app.  They note "The more people that have the app, the more efficient we can be with targeting people in a specific area, including your jurisdiction, that might require emergency information."

Thank you!

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We are aware that there are those who do not have internet access or facebook.  Please consider who you, as a neighbour or friend, might phone to ensure they are aware and also, if they are suffering any symptoms, that they are aware of the procedures for getting tested.  (testing procedures can be found here) 
 
Self Test - there is a basic "self test" that you can go through to determine if you should be tested.  As the site says, those with symptoms and possible exposure to Covid-19 having travelled from strongly affected countries should consider being tested.  

Calling 811 will give you access to trained medical staff who can assist you.  Testing is available at the Eston Health Clinic but their request is that you only do this by phone consultation with the Clinic Staff. The local clinic number is 306-962-3215. 

Should they have any practical needs, consider dropping off groceries or medications that they might need, while at the same time ensuring your own health (example, drop off supplies on step so as to avoid coming into contact).
 

If you would like to communicate with the RM either to identify someone you are concerned about being in a vulnerable position in dealing with this issue, please fill out the following form.  This information will be kept confidential.
 
 
March 20, 2020  Message from the Ministry of Health

The risk of transmission of COVID-19 in Canada and Saskatchewan is increasing.  All residents are asked to take personal, preventative measures to protect their health, the health of those most at risk for the severe form of the illness, and preserve our healthcare services.

 

Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer is updating the order under The Public Health Act to further reduce the risk of potential COVID-19 transmission in the province.  This involves the limitations on public gatherings and restaurants, the closures of bars, lounges and entertainment facilities, and restrictions on provision of personal services as wells as visitors to long term care, personal care and group homes and healthcare facilities. 

 

This order includes mandatory self-isolation for all persons that have travelled internationally and those who have been identified by a medical health officer as a close contact of a person or persons with COVID-19.

The order was announced March 20 and updates the order that was issued on March 18. To read the order itself, go to Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19provides information on the risk of COVID-19, personal protective measures, testing and case surveillance information as well as information for care providers. Check this site regularly as information is updated daily. 

Unsure if you should be tested for COVID-19?  Use the online self-assessment tool atSaskatchewan.ca/COVID19

Healthline 811

Due to the high call volumes that Healthline 811 is receiving, please only call this number if you recently travelled and are experiencing respiratory or flu-like symptoms. 

Most questions about COVID019 can be answered by reading the information posted at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19. From this site, you can access the online Self-Assessment Tool, find out how to self-monitor and self-isolate, as well as read the most up-to-date information about COVID-19.

If you still have a question after visiting the site, please email it to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca