Premier Scott Moe says the decision to disband is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan will not wait any longer to move forward.
Ahead of Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing, he announced via Facebook that new measures were coming to the province to combat the fourth wave.
“Later today … (we) will announce targeted measures to ease the pressure on our health care system, targeted to increase our vaccination rates and make it less comfortable to live without vaccination in Saskatchewan,” Mo he said.
“Effective September 17th, we will introduce an interim mandatory masking order. It will apply to all public indoor spaces. The order is targeted to be lifted in late October, at which time the full proof of vaccination or negative test policy will be around three to three years.” will be implemented for four weeks.
“The Proof of Vaccination or Negative Testing Policy will come into effect from October 1, and will apply to many businesses, establishments and venues, while excluding a number of services that are required by every citizen of the province to access.”
Moe also said that all employees of Government of Saskatchewan ministries, the Crown and agencies will be required to be vaccinated, with proof of full vaccination required by October 1. He added that employees must provide consistent proof of testing negative if they are unable. To provide proof of vaccination.
The premier said the government has been patient in providing opportunities and access to vaccination but that patience has now run out.
“Unlike previous waves, this wave of pandemics is being driven almost entirely by a group, which comprises about 20 to 30 percent of our population, who have chosen to remain without vaccination. The new cases are overwhelming among unrelated people,” Mo said.
“The time for patience is over, the choice not to vaccinate is not only affecting you, it is now seriously affecting those who did the right thing. And now it is seriously affecting those people.” who can’t get our kids vaccinated, and it’s prolonging the pandemic for all.
“The choice not to get vaccinated is creating consequences for others. And I would say that very soon it is going to create consequences for those who have made the decision to stay without vaccinations.”
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