All COVID-19 measures to be lifted July 11th

The end of the pandemic in Saskatchewan is in sight.

The Government of Saskatchewan announced Sunday that all public health measures will be lifted when Phase 3 begins July 11th after 70 per cent of residents over the age of 18 have received their first dose, and 69 per cent of all residents over the age of 12 have received their first dose

This includes the removal of the province-wide mandatory masking order, and the removal of limits on events and gathering sizes.

“As we are now so close to the final threshold, we are able to announce that Step 3 will be fully implemented on Sunday, July 11,” Premier Scott Moe said.  “We are able to make this announcement because so many Saskatchewan residents have done their part by getting vaccinated, so I’d like to say thanks to Saskatchewan people.  Over the past 15 months, Saskatchewan residents have diligently followed public health guidelines and restrictions, and over the past months they have followed through by getting vaccinated.”

As of end of day Saturday, June 19, there were an additional 16,084 vaccinations administered in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 997,818.

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