COVID testing

City of Regina employees won’t be required to be fully vaccinated

Sep 29, 2021 | 6:10pm

The City of Regina are changing their stance on employees getting their vaccination. While they are continuing to encourage the employees to get the vaccination, they will not make it a requirement. City Manager Chris Holden says so far 83% of City employees are double vaccinated. Holden says the remaining 17% will enter a testing […]

Saskatchewan Health Authority expands drive-thru COVID-19 testing hours in Regina

Mar 31, 2021 | 1:27pm

Those needing a COVID-19 test from the Regina drive-thru clinic will have more time to do so. The site, located at Evraz Place, is now open from 8:30 AM until 11:00 PM every day. While the drive-thru clinic is experiencing higher than normal wait times due to increased demand, the Saskatchewan Health Authority says residents […]

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Regina extends operating hours

Mar 25, 2021 | 10:59am

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Regina is expanding its operating hours. The site, located on the Evraz Place grounds, will be open from 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM every day. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says this will allow to meet the demand for testing, as it has steadily increased since the variants of concern […]

YQR International Airport begins COVID-19 testing pilot project with Haztech

Mar 23, 2021 | 2:19pm

The YQR International Airport has entered a pilot project with Haztech to provide private COVID-19 testing for those coming to and from the airport. Haztech will offer PCR testing as well as rapid tests, with both results arriving faster than Saskatchewan Health Authority testing available at EVRAZ Place. YQR President and CEO James Bogusz says […]

Saskatchewan Trucking Association calling for voluntary, not mandatory, COVID-19 testing

Feb 27, 2021 | 6:34am

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is calling for voluntary COVID-19 testing at the Canada-U.S. border instead of mandatory tests. Executive Director Susan Ewart says mandatory tests would create shipping delays at the border. “We’re not supporting not-testing, but we want to look at voluntary testing away from the borders at different locations so as to alleviate […]

USask Researches New COVID-19 Test

Jul 14, 2020 | 11:27am

The University of Saskatchewan is currently researching a new way to test for COVID-19, that would utilize a less invasive method, by testing saliva. That according to Dr. Walter Siqueria of the USask College of Dentistry, who is attempting to make the tests more accurate and quicker to getting results. His research team hopes to […]

Universal testing, increase in mental health and chronic disease management in Phase 3 of Sask. Health Authority service resumption plan

Jul 13, 2020 | 1:53pm

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is moving to Phase 3 of their service resumption plan Monday. This will allow social detox and addictions inpatient treatment to resume, additional chronic disease management, wellness programs and stroke prevention, as well as specialized services for those with developmental disabilities, autism or brain injuries. SHA CEO Scott Livingstone says in […]