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SHA cautioning about COVID-19 case increase in Lloydminster

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is advising caution as the Lloydminster community has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently.

In response, health officials are continuing to urge people who live here to follow the COVID-19 guidelines, including physical distancing, frequent handwashing or sanitization and masking up whenever physical distancing can’t happen and in all indoor spaces.

The SHA has also decided to limit visitation at the Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre to family presence level 3 only.

These restrictions mean that family or support persons can only visit for end-of-life care or to safely assist with self-care, mobility, nutrition and behavioural challenges if needed. Any visitation must be approved by the care team at the Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre.

Family members allowed in will have to undergo a health screening, including a temperature check and questionnaire. While inside, they’ll wear a mask and other PPE when needed, wash their hands when entering and exiting a patient’s room. They also won’t be allowed to wait in common areas.

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The SHA says these restrictions are not taken lightly but are in the interest of everyone’s health. They will be removed when health officials determine it is safe to do so.

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