Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says he was happy to see the Saskatchewan Health Authority release their COVID-19 models, adding that it’s important to be as transparent as possible with people.
He said that while the SHA models paint a “stark’ picture, Saskatchewan residents can know that by continuing to follow guidelines put in place, those numbers won’t become reality.
“Residents know that if they continue on with the best practices that are outlined by the Health Authority, that we will flatten this curve and we will see ourselves be better off,” said Fougere. “If we fall to the wayside and we see that we’re not following the social distancing, and the washing our hands, and those other things, we will see a different kind of scenario.”
The Mayor said that he is proud of Regina residents for following what’s happening and adapting to an ever-changing situation.
Fougere stressed that the models are not to be used as predictions, and that they will only play out if everyone stops doing their part.
‘’I urge residents to stay vigilant, work hard, be smart and look after yourself, your family, friends, neighbours,” said Fougere. “Do the right thing and we’ll see that we’ve flattened this curve into the future.”
He also touched on the fact that this Easter weekend will likely be very different for a lot of people, echoing the sentiments of Premier Moe urging people to celebrate virtually.
“I know how important it is to celebrate, but again practice in a way that keeps you and your family safe.”
The City also announced that there will be a special city council meeting on April 15th to discuss how the city will deal with the pandemic financially.