A COVID-19 outbreak at the Regina Correctional Centre continues to escalate; 131 inmates and 20 staff have tested positive as of Thursday afternoon and five inmates have been hospitalized, according to the union representing corrections workers.
In-person learning at Regina schools is set to resume in less than two weeks, but with more than 900 active COVID-19 cases in the region, there are growing calls to vaccinate school staff before they return to class.
Eligibility for the province's vaccination appointment booking system will expand to include people 48-years and older on Friday. Vaccinations at most drive-thru and walk-in clinics will be available to residents 48 to 54-years-old.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is warning the public of an increased risk of COVID-19 variants of concern (VoC) in many southwest Saskatchewan communities. So far, 21 cases have been linked to several large outdoor gatherings.
Bike safety, the City’s economic recovery, sidewalk updates and a review process for heritage assessments have all been discussed. Regina city council approved the City Centre Core Partnership Framework and Action Plan.
COVID-19 will continue to be a pandemic until equitable, global vaccine rollouts are put in place, experts say. Vaccine hoarding is slowing global vaccinations and could lead to variants that can evade current vaccines.