Even though public health orders have been lifted effective July 11, 2021 in Saskatchewan, we all should remember that the pandemic is not ‘over’.
The reality is there is a portion of the population who are not vaccinated, there are low testing numbers, and there are rising concerns about new COVID Variants, so we need to remain cautious.
At the time of this message being posted, The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) still requires masking in all of their facilities.
The SHA and other employers are working on their reopening plans, as are we, and we will provide updates as they become available.
For now, the main offices remain closed to the public and anyone entering is required to wear masks and follow office safety protocols, Unit SEIU-West offices must continue to follow the safety guidelines put in place, and we are not holding in-person events.
These measures are being taken with the view to keep our members and staff safe and we will continue to take our guidance from the provincial pandemic reports, recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
These next days and weeks will be freeing without the requirement to wear masks in public.
However, we recommend that you do an assessment of the risks before you go without your mask:
- Are you vaccinated?
- Are you in a location with large groups of people?
- Has there been any recent outbreaks in the area/location?
We will keep our COVID webpage live and updated as we make efforts to implement a cautious return to normal operations in our offices.
Members are invited to use our website contact form with any alerts or concerns over the coming weeks and months.