Rising COVID-19 numbers could mean masking up this fall: Sask.’s top doctor – CBC

Residents interviewed say they’re willing to take precautions to avoid school, business shutdowns

Aug 22, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the province remain low but are trending upward, and that means masks could soon be needed again in more public spaces, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said at a news conference Friday.

“We just need to just be a bit more conscious of what we as individuals can do. And and the basics remain the same. If you are unwell, stay home. It’s still really important to get up to date with your vaccines,” he said.

Shahab says with fall classes resuming and workers returning from holidays, it may be time to start masking again in public indoor spaces.

“If you’re in a crowded place with lots of people you don’t know, it’s good to wear a mask. And that’s increasingly going to be important in the fall,” Shahab said. “That does reduce transmission rates.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/rising-covid-mask-fall-1.6558786

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