Lloydminster will be able to re-join the Saskatchewan Government’s re-opening plan on May 11th.
With the COVID-19 outbreak situation stabilized at the Lloydminster Hospital, the Border City can now begin re-opening businesses and services under Phase One of the Saskatchewan re-opening plan. These services include medical services like dentistry, optometry and chiropractic services among others.
On May 15th golf courses can re-open, including the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre, conditions permitting. Campgrounds, including Weaver Park Campground, can re-open June 1st.
Phase 2, which includes some retail services, is expected to begin May 19. A timeline for Phase 3, which includes restaurant and food services, has not been announced.
Businesses will need to follow health and safety guidelines outlined by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Workplaces can open at their discretion, provided they follow these guidelines as well.
People are also being reminded they must continue physical distancing and following health guidelines under the Saskatchewan Public Health Order. This also means still no gatherings over ten people.
Mayor Gerald Aalbers said in a statement that the City looks forward to reopening, but it is contingent upon maintaining manageable COVID-19 case numbers, so the entire community must remain diligent about protection and prevention.
As of May 7th, there are nineteen new COVID-19 cases province-wide, with seventeen recoveries. Twelve of these cases are in La Loche, three more in the far north, and four in the north zone.
Total recoveries are now at 329 of 531 reported cases. There are also twelve people in hospital. Eight are receiving inpatient care, two in the North and six in Saskatoon, and four are in intensive care, three in Saskatoon and one in the North.
Across Saskatchewan, 34,361 total COVID-19 tests have been performed, with 31,399 negatives.