Twenty medical health officers joined forces to call on all Saskatchewan residents to keep COVID-19 at bay over the Easter long weekend.
In an open letter to everyone in the province, the health experts urged people to go above and beyond public health measures to make sure they are not helping COVID-19 in its rapid spread, particularly as variants of concern (VOC) continue to circulate.
“Transmission between households is one of the top causes of COVID transmission. Holiday travel has the potential to carry the virus around the province. We typically see case surges post holidays. Easter brings us to another tipping point,” the letter read.
It continues by urging everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are able, reassuring people that all available vaccines are safe and effective. It also called on residents to continue abiding by public health orders like physical distancing, wearing masks and isolating immediately before getting tested if you show any symptoms.