COVID-19: Saskatchewan expands mandatory mask policy, social gathering limits – Nov. 17, 2020
In Regina, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Dr. Saqib Shahab, the province’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the provincial response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone also takes part in the briefing via teleconference. The premier announces additional “slowdown” measures in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places across the entire province. Masks had previously only been mandatory in communities with populations greater than 5,000. Indoor private gathering sizes are also being reduced from 10 to 5 people. Visits to all long-term care facilities and personal care homes will be suspended, with the exception of compassionate reasons. These new measures will be in effect starting November 19 and will be in place until December 17.