The Saskatchewan Health Authority is bringing in visitor limitations to the Unity Health Centre.
The move comes as COVID-19 cases increase in the area, and limits visits to compassionate reasons only in the Unity Health Centre, effective Saturday, December 12th at 8:00 am.
These can include family and support persons during end-of-life care, major surgery, intensive or critical care, maternal or paediatrics care, long-term care residents whose quality of life or care needs are unmet or those inpatients and outpatients with specific challenges. However, they’re not always limited to that.
Anyone approved to visit the health facility will have a health screening before going in. From there, people must wear a medical-grade mask while inside, and other PPE if required. Family members and supporters will also not be allowed to wait in waiting rooms or other common areas while the restrictions are in place.
Everyone in the community is also reminded to keep following health guidelines, maintain a two-metre physical distance between others, and self-isolate if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop. People can also call HealthLine 811 for COVID-19 or testing information.
These measures will be reassessed by Public Health in four weeks. As of December 11th, there are 131 cases of COVID-19 active.