Moose Jaw residents are being told to take additional precautions after an increase in COVID-19 variants of concern in the area.
People are being asked to just gather with their immediate household, limit shopping trips and deciding not to eat-in but get take-out or delivery. Unlike Regina, Moose Jaw restaurants are still open to the public as they were not included in the restrictions issued last week by the provincial government. On Sunday, NDP leader Ryan Meili suggested that Moose Jaw should perhaps be included.
With cases rising rapidly and nearly 90 of them variants of concern, it’s time to extend the public health restrictions to Moose Jaw.@PremierScottMoe already let things get out of control in Regina. We can’t let that happen in the rest of the province. #skpoli #citymj
— Ryan Meili (@ryanmeili) March 28, 2021
Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is expanding mobile testing in the areas of Moose Jaw where the variants of concern are increasing. The SHA will conduct mobile testing on Monday and Tuesday, replacing the previously scheduled drop-in testing. Drop-in testing at 250 Thatcher Drive (Moose Jaw Exhibition, Golden Nugget) in Moose Jaw will resume Wednesday.
Anyone seeking COVID-19 testing in the Moose Jaw area can still book testing appointments by calling HealthLine 811 for a referral to the appropriate testing and assessment centre