Coronavirus Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine ads should be fun, tailored and promote ‘civic duty’: expert

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The Government of Saskatchewan wants commercials that promote getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The province posted a tender on the SaskTenders website late last week, looking to hire filmmakers for a series of commercials to “raise public awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated.” A University of Saskatchewan (USask) epidemiologist …

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Coronavirus: Health expert warns of less Saskatoon COVID-19 testing over holidays

Coronavirus: Health expert warns of less Saskatoon COVID-19 testing over holidays

A researcher who tracks COVID-19 in Saskatoon’s wastewater said it appears the city won’t face a post-holiday spike in cases. But a public health expert said the province-wide decrease in testing, combined with relatively stable amounts of new cases every day, likely means the rest of the province will …

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Coronavirus: Advocate says lack of masks can lead to isolation

Coronavirus: Advocate says lack of masks can lead to isolation

A woman who depends on the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program said she is struggling to afford face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said that limits where she can go and when and she feels isolated as a result. An advocate, who is part of the …

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Sask. health-care system must adapt to lasting COVID-19 effects: doctor

Sask. health-care system must adapt to lasting COVID-19 effects: doctor

A doctor and a health-care policy consultant said COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on Saskatchewan’s health-care system and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will need to adapt. The system was already close to or at capacity before the coronavirus pandemic, the consultant said, and will soon have to …

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Coronavirus: 7 deaths, 559 New COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan since Christmas Day

Coronavirus: 7 deaths, 559 New COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan since Christmas Day

Seven more people in Saskatchewan have died from COVID-19 and 559 more people have contracted the disease since Christmas Day, according to the provincial government. Of those who passed away, two people were in their 70s in the north central zone and an octogenarian died in both Regina and …

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Saskatchewan families grapple with COVID-19 deaths over holidays

Saskatchewan families grapple with COVID-19 deaths over holidays

Jason Wosminity’s father Adam passed away in March from COVID-19. He knows this Christmas will be different from any other. He said the current public health orders make the holidays tough and mourning more difficult. Read more: Saskatchewan receiving first Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipment before the end of the …

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Saskatchewan advocates hope progress doesn’t regress as COVID-19 vaccines roll-out

Saskatchewan advocates hope progress doesn’t regress as COVID-19 vaccines roll-out

Health-care workers across Canada are getting the first COVID-19 vaccines and Saskatchewan Health Authority estimates most residents can get theirs in the next few months. The end of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally be in sight, but some advocates are hoping things don’t go back to the way they were. …

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‘Bold decisions’: Regina yoga studio cancels in-person classes, calls on others to follow suit – Regina

‘Bold decisions’: Regina yoga studio cancels in-person classes, calls on others to follow suit - Regina

For the second time this pandemic, Colin Hall is cancelling in-person classes and completely moving Bodhi Tree Yoga online. But this time, he’s asking other fitness groups to follow his lead. “If one gym or one studio closes that doesn’t really solve our problem,” Hall told Global News. “We …

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Over 100 Saskatchewan medical students call on province to increase testing, temporary closures

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Over 100 medical students in Saskatchewan have signed a letter calling for the province to do more to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. It follows a similar letter signed by more than 350 doctors asking for more action as ICUs across the province reach capacity. Saskatchewan has …

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Saskatoon Food Bank remains closed after staff members test positive for COVID-19

Saskatoon Food Bank remains closed after staff members test positive for COVID-19

The Saskatoon Food Bank remains closed after three members of the organization contracted the novel coronavirus. A staff member tested positive over a week ago and two more staff members tested positive on Nov. 22. Read more: Saskatoon Food Bank temporarily closed following COVID-19 exposure The decision was made …

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