Restarting Saskatchewan is only a few days away
Yesterday, Premier Scott Moe and Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab announced the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.
This is a 5 Phased plan that will slowly move towards the lifting of restrictions in a methodical series of progressions. The goal, is to allow businesses to re-open and get people back to work. Saskatchewan, currently has 331 cases of COVID19 with 4 deaths and 6 patients in ICU. 270 people have recovered from the virus.
As the province moves towards resumption physical distancing restrictions will still be required. Here’s where technology could aid in the compliance and monitoring of this kind of enforcement. (See https://gnr8r.ca/technologys-key-role-in-getting-us-back-to-work/)
Phase I begins May 4th, 2020 with re-opening of medical services restricted under the current public health order, and the resumption of low-risk outdoor recreational activities, including fishing and boat launches, golf courses and a fixed date for parks and campgrounds. The size restrictions of public and private gatherings will remain at a maximum of 10 people.
Two weeks later Phase II with begin on May 19th, 2020 with the re-opening of retail businesses and select personal services that were previously not deemed allowable. A full list of retail businesses and select personal services that will be deemed allowable in phase two is included in the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, along with guidance, protocols, and physical distancing measures that allowable businesses and services are required to observe.
Remaining Phase III – V will be determined based upon the an evaluation of transmission patterns. Of course if the numbers increase, delays will occur and there could even be some restrictions put back in place.
Let’s hope their plans will be successful as I’m sure every other province will be modelling their strategies based on Saskatchewan’s success.