My brother priests and all faithful in the Eparchy of Saskatoon:

The Faith Leaders’ Working Group met with the government liaisons earlier on Tuesday, April 13th, and at 3:00 pm the Premier Scott Moe and Dr. Shahab announced the new measures in response to the growing numbers of COVID-19 infections across Saskatchewan.

New measures for all Saskatchewan

These restrictions apply to all places in Saskatchewan. Both of these measures are a return to the guidelines in effect earlier this year.

  1. Effective Friday, April 16th,  all places of worship in Saskatchewan will be limited to a maximum capacity of 30 persons. All existing provisions including 2 metre distancing, hand sanitizing, masking, and contact tracing will remain in effect: (Places of worship guidelines). For clarity: the regulations permit concurrent meetings, but the combined capacity within the facility may not exceed 30 persons; the capacity limit applies to all persons within the place of worship except clergy/religious leadership and key staff/volunteers. Please keep this number as low as possible.


  1. Effective immediatelyApril 13th, all private indoor gatherings are prohibited immediately. Residents may not expand their household “bubble”. All indoor gatherings are restricted to immediate household members only.

Reminder: outdoor public gatherings are limited to 10 people, provided physical distancing between households can be maintained.

These measures are included in the current public health order that expires on April 26th. We can expect further information on the renewal of the health order next week.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Janko Kolosnjaji, Chancellor and Vicar General of the Eparchy of Saskatoon

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