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Governance and Priorities Committee recommends continuing mask education on Saskatoon Transit

For immediate release: Tue, 2022-02-22 11:31
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City Council continues to guide the City of Saskatoon’s response to COVID-19 in the community to protect the health and safety of residents, customers and employees following the lifting of the Provincial Public Health Orders.

 

At the Governance and Priorities Committee this morning, Council directed that a report be submitted to City Council recommending continuing the current approach on mask enforcement on Saskatoon Transit. In addition, a request was made to City Administration to provide weekly reporting on mask-related compliance and any negative interactions. City Council previously decided masks will still be required to ride on Saskatoon Transit once the Provincial Public Health Order is lifted at the end of February.

 

Currently, Saskatoon Transit focuses on mask education with riders through signage and with interior and exterior audible announcements on each bus. Free masks will continue to be made available to Transit customers. 

 

Important Reminders – Previous Council Decisions

  • When the Provincial Public Health Order on masks is lifted as of February 28 at 12:01 a.m., masks will continue to be required to access indoor City-operated facilities and services and when travelling on Saskatoon Transit. Facilities include City Hall, Leisure Centres, indoor arenas, golf course buildings, indoor spaces at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo and the downtown Saskatoon Transit Customer Service Centre. City Council approved the action at its special meeting on February 8, 2022 to ensure the safety of staff and the public who are accessing City services. This will be continually reassessed.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test is no longer required when attending City-operated facilities.

For the latest updates, visit saskatoon.ca/covid-19.