Saskatoon’s VIDO joins elite group

Feb 17, 2023 | 11:36am

  USask’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization was invited to join an elite group of biocontainment facilities – the only one from outside of the United States – and was unanimously accepted. The Research Alliance for Veterinary Science and Biodefense Network includes VIDO and 18 other biocontainment facilities, and its headquarters is at Texas A&M […]

Regina airport welcomes news of border COVID testing to be dropped

Sep 22, 2022 | 4:18pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to let a cabinet order enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border expire at the end of this month. This is welcome news to James Bogusz, Regina International Airport president and CEO. “For many weeks we have been working with other airports, airlines and a number of […]

Government of Saskatchewan updates COVID-19 self isolation, close contacts protocols

Jan 27, 2022 | 11:23am

The provincial government announced Thursday morning that changes will be made to the COVID-19 self isolation and close protocols. “As we learn to live with COVID, we learn to be prepared to transition our public health measures and responses,” Said Health Minister Paul Merriman during a virtual press briefing. The changes will take effect on […]

Impact of Omicron felt with health care staffing, 811 HealthLine

Jan 26, 2022 | 1:50pm

The impact of the Omicron variant has been felt within the staffing numbers inside of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Interim COO Derek Miller says they have experienced a 5 % increase of unplanned absences than what normally transpires at this time of year. Miller says front line workers have stepped up a lot lately. “They’re […]

Shahab would like to see fully vaccinated include third booster shot

Jan 14, 2022 | 12:22am

With the news of Premier Scott Moe testing positive for COVID-19, many residents were concerned about the status of Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab who attended Wednesday’s news conference alongside the Premier. Shahab noted that he was wearing his N-95 mask for the duration of the press conference and says that he is […]

Dr. Shahab recommends limitations on indoor gatherings for 2-4 weeks

Jan 6, 2022 | 4:39pm

As Saskatchewan now enters into the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says the next few weeks are critical in order to prevent a surge in Omicron. Shahab says that data is showing that Omicron is proving to be more transmissible but it is also showing to be […]

293 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan including 136 Omicron variant

Dec 29, 2021 | 1:56pm

There are 293 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, 136 of those cases are the Omicron variant. Of those new cases 138 are located in the Regina zone with 60 inside of the Saskatoon area.   Four more individuals have died due to COVID-19 increasing the death toll to 951. There are 83 hospitalized cases […]

47 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Tuesday

Dec 14, 2021 | 2:33pm

There were 4 more deaths due to COVID-19 in Saskatchewan bringing the total to 941. There are 47 new cases of COVID-19 in the province Tuesday. Of those new cases 13 are in the Regina area, 13 are in the Saskatoon zone, 5 are in the North Central region, 5 are in the Central East […]

77 new cases of Covid-19 in Sask.

Dec 11, 2021 | 3:53pm

There were no new deaths due to COVID-19 with the death total remaining at 937. 77 new cases of covid-19 in the province today. Of those new cases 22 are in the Saskatoon area, 21 are in the Central East region and 11 are in the Regina zone. Hospitalized cases decreased by 8 as the […]

Health Minister reacts to first Omicron variant cases in Saskatchewan

Dec 8, 2021 | 5:40pm

The Omicron variant has arrived in Saskatchewan. The province confirmed the first cases of the Omicron variant on Wednesday, saying the positive cases and close contacts are isolating and quarantining at this time. The Ministry of Health is anticipating additional cases and advises the public to continue to abide by the current COVID-19 protocols. Health […]