The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan has started. On Monday, Phase 1 of a five-phase plan to get the economy back on its feet got underway Monday as some medical services like dentistry and optometry resumed with conditions still attached as to what protocols must be adhered to.
It is a day that the CEO of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce says we are ready for.
John Hopkins says it is a plan the government feels safe in doing because of what Saskatchewan people have done over the past number of weeks to flatten the curve. He says those efforts need to continue now and moving forward.
“The last thing we want to do is having gone through all of this over this time and all of the pain we have gone through together as a province and then we have to shut down again and do it all over again.” Hopkins said. “That is not what we want. What we want is for people to remain vigilant and keep doing what we have been doing.”
Hopkins says the re-open plan brings excitement and optimism to business around the province, but that optimism is “cautious optimism” because of the conditions that still exist.