COVID-19 in Saskatchewan: Visitor restrictions easing for residents of care homes – April 22, 2021
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At a press conference in Regina, Everett Hindley, Saskatchewan’s minister responsible for seniors, provides an update on the province’s response to COVID-19. He announces that as of April 29, long-term care and personal care homes will be allowed to have an unlimited number of family members and care providers, two at a time, to visit fully vaccinated residents if at least 90 per cent of the residents are fully vaccinated and three weeks have passed since their second doses were administered. Up to four people can visit at once outdoors, and fully vaccinated residents will no longer be required to self-isolate after returning from an outing.
Scott Livingstone, CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical officer of health, also take part in the briefing via videoconference.