The Saskatchewan Health Authority says long term care homes, like all other indoor spaces in the province, will require people to be masked at all times.
The provincial health provider says this is in an effort to further minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and its variants. Now, even when someone is visiting a resident of one of these homes in their rooms, they’ll need to be masked.
This extends upon the original mask mandate, which stated that masks had to be worn anywhere outside of residents’ rooms while inside an SHA facility. This applies to everyone, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated.
While residents won’t have to mask up in their own rooms, as it is their home, but they’re encouraged to mask when outside their room and in common indoor areas.
The requirement for families and visitors to mask within SHA acute facilities continues, and people are urged to follow along with these rules in LTC and acute care homes as this ensures they can continue safe family visitation.
A full list of rules for masking protocol is on the SHA website.