March 30, 2021
MOOSE JAW – Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie is asking residents to stay vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.
“Over the past two weeks we’ve had open conversations with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) concerning the pandemic in Regina and Moose Jaw,” said Mayor Tolmie. “In conversations with (Chief Medical Health Officer) Dr. Shahab and SHA representatives, Dr. Torr and Dr. Chhetri, we are closely monitoring the recent increase in cases in our area. We will continue to monitor these numbers and at this point we recommend that Moose Jaw residents continue to follow all current Public Health guidelines to help decrease the spread of the virus.”
On March 27, the SHA issued a media release “encouraging all Moose Jaw area residents to take additional precautions in light of increasing community transmission of COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VoC) in the area.” The media release also included these guidelines for Moose Jaw-area residents:
- Only gather indoors with your immediate household. In particular, for those that are over the age of 50, you should consider NOT increasing your household bubbles to include 2-3 households up to 10 people.
- Limit travel and shopping to essential only.
- Opt for take-out and curbside pick-up.
- Stay home with even mildest symptoms. Stay home if you have been in contact with anyone with mild symptoms.
- Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms.
- Continue practicing physical distancing, frequent handwashing and wear a mask when in public places.
“In conjunction with the MOH and SHA we are working very hard to establish a local drive-through for vaccine delivery,” Mayor Tolmie continued. “Until this is established please conitnue to book online at Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine or call 1-833-SASKVAX(727-5829). We’re encouraged by what SHA has relayed regarding the efficacy of the vaccine, and ask all residents to get vaccinated and ‘Stick It To Covid’. The more vigilant we are now, the sooner we’ll be able to come through the other side of this pandemic.”
For details on current SHA guidelines in effect for the City of Moose Jaw, visit www.MooseJaw.ca/coronavirus.