COVID-19 Variants of Concern in SW

Apr 14, 2021

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is alerting the public of an increased risk of COVID-19
variants of concern (VOC) in multiple communities in the South West including Rosetown, Kindersley,
Maple Creek, Swfit Current, Davidson, and Moose Jaw and surrounding areas.

The increase is related to a number of recent large outdoor gatherings and failure to comply with
current Public Health measures.

Residents of these areas are strongly urged to strictly adhere to all current public health order and
measures, including:
1. Immediately seek testing if you suspect you may have been exposed or if you are
symptomatic.
2. Wear an approved mask and wear it properly.
3. Keep 2 metres away from others when in public and wear a mask.
4. Limit gatherings and ensure gathering sizes do not exceed public health orders.
5. Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
frequently, especially after touching potentially contaminated surfaces.
6. Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth or mask with unwashed or unsanitized hands.
7. Stay home if you are unwell; seek health care services when you need help.
8. Regularly monitor your health for any COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 variants of concern are highly contagious, transmitting quickly within the community and
can result in more severe disease and should be considered dangerous. The increased spread of
COVID-19 and its variants could result in more illness, hospitalizations and deaths, with many of those
falling ill younger than previously seen during the pandemic.

Additional information on variants of concern is available online:
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/variants-of-concern 

For more information about COVID-19, visit: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19#utm_campaign=q2_2015&utm_medium=short&utm_source=%2Fcovid19 

Regular updates will be posted on the Town of Maple Creek official Facebook page and
website: www.maplecreek.ca

Stay safe.