The Saskatchewan Health Authority has released guidelines for their provincial facilities following the beginning of Step-3 of the provincial re-opening roadmap, which sees the public health orders lifted.
As of July 11, there will be no changes to masking, screening, or family presence directives in SHA facilities with the exception of long-term care homes.
- Those visiting SHA facilities are still required to wear a medical grade face mask for the duration of their visit.
- Visitors must answer COVID-19 screening questions.
- Follow Level 1 Family Presence Guidelines. This means that each patient can designate two essential family members/supports. These people can both visit the patient but only one person at a time. Additional family members/supports can be designated for intensive care, and palliative care. Two people can be present at one time for intensive care, palliative care, and maternal/children’s units. These will be reassessed frequently and will be adjusted as the COVID-19 risk changes.
- They also ask all individuals using SHA facilities to be kind and respectful to everyone, saying abusive language and actions will not be tolerated, and may result in removal from the facility.