Today the government has announced that based on current COVID-19 transmission rates, the public health order issued effective December 17th, 2020 will remain in effect until January 29th, 2021. At that time they will be reviewed by the provincial Chief Medical Health Officer. This includes:
- Private, indoor gatherings remain limited to immediate household members only.
- People may meet and greet outdoors with up to 10 people only, provided physical distancing between households can be maintained.
- The public health orders for licensed establishments; sports, fitness and dance; places of worship; and mandatory masking remain in place.
- All non-essential interprovincial travel is discouraged.
As of January 12TH, a total of 9,880 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan.
On January 11, 903 of these doses were administered in Regina (219), Saskatoon (81), Prince Albert (210), the Far North West (88), the Far North Central (64), the Far North East (122) and North East (119) zones.
This brings the totals to 2,069 doses and 1,449 second doses of Pfizer in the Regina pilot program; 2,928 Pfizer doses in Saskatoon; 824 Pfizer doses in Prince Albert; 684 Moderna doses in the Far North West zone; 226 Moderna doses in the Far North Central zone; 1,193 Moderna doses in the Far North East zone; and 507 Moderna doses in the North East zone.
The next Pfizer shipment of 6,825 doses in expected to arrive in Saskatoon today and vaccination will continue among priority long term care and personal care home residents and staff.
The next Moderna shipment of 5,400 doses is expected to arrive in Saskatchewan January 14. Five hundred doses will be distributed to the Far North East zone to continue the first doses in the priority sequencing. The remaining 4,900 doses will be distributed as first doses to priority long term and personal care home staff and residents and health care workers in the South East and Central East zones, including the communities of Wadena, Canora and Weyburn.
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