COVID-19 in Saskatchewan: New measures on masks, alcohol sales and schools – November 13, 2020
In Regina, Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical officer of health, and Paul Merriman, the new provincial minister of health, announce new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Mandatory masks in all indoor public places will be extended to communities with populations of 5,000 people or more. The province is also imposing a curfew of 10 p.m. on alcohol sales at licensed liquor establishments. It is also recommending that all high schools with 600 students or more move to level three of under the province’s safe schools plan in order to reduce in-class learning. The new measures will go in effect on November 16 and will be in place for 28 days. The announcement comes following a straight week of more than 100 new daily cases of the coronavirus disease in the province. Saskatchewan Health Authority representatives Scott Livingstone and Dr. Susan Shaw also take part in the briefing via teleconference.