COVID-19 Updates for Saskatoon and Region for Friday, April 17


Check back throughout the day for the latest information on COVID-19 in Saskatoon and the region.

If you are concerned that you may be infected with COVID-19, the Saskatchewan COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool is a useful resource.

Here are tips on how to practice physical / social distance and self-isolate properly at home. Are you having financial difficulties due to COVID-19? Support may be offered by the federal government and the province.

Update on Sask. returned

Friday afternoon, Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer will update Saskatchewan on revenue forecasts.

Harpauer and Prime Minister Scott Moe will speak at a press conference in Regina at 2:30 pm The conference will be broadcast live here on

On March 18, the provincial government released a revised budget, presenting spending forecasts without forecasting revenues. These expenditure estimates included supports for health care workers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pedestrian intersection changes

The city says it has adjusted 59 “high-use” pedestrian intersections in light of the pandemic and that drivers may have to wait a little longer.

Signals at intersections work without pedestrians pressing the activation button.

The city has also installed signs warning pedestrians not to trigger the buttons with their hands.

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Removing the buttons is not possible, the city said, as people with visual impairments rely on the audible pedestrian system to cross safely, which is triggered by the button.

Jazz Fest postponed

The 2020 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The event was scheduled for July 3-12.

“Despite this unprecedented move, we are determined to re-introduce world-class musicians from home and abroad when it is safe,” the organizers said in a press release.

Thursday recap

Saskatchewan’s real GDP is

should decrease

five percent this year, according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada.

But he also predicts that Saskatchewan’s real GDP will rebound 5.4% in 2021.

32-year-old woman awaits murder trial

was released from prison

as COVID-19 remains an urgent concern for inmates in correctional centers, said his lawyer.

The province said on Thursday that there are now 305 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, including 82 cases considered active.

In particular, there has only been one new confirmed case

among Thursday’s count.

Saskatoon currently has 44 active cases and has had 147 of the province’s total number of cases since the start of the pandemic.

City real estate market ready for potential house price hike, but affected as much by COVID-19, broker / owner at Royal LePage Norm Fisher

expects uncertainty

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more and more people choose to wear gloves when venturing out in public, but a clinical microbiologist in Saskatoon said people still need to be careful.


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