We are very thankful to have a team of volunteers in the community who have come together to help out during this difficult time. If you are in need of assistance, please call the town office (306) 792-2022 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can connect you with a volunteer. Outside of regular office hours please feel free to reach out directly to the Springside Baptist Church. The Springside Baptist Church has mobilized volunteers to help out if you are in need of childcare OR grocery pickup please contact the Springside Baptist Church by email: email@example.com or call Pastor Mike: 306-621-9622. This offer of assistance is open to everyone in our community not only the adherents of the Baptist Church.
Released on April 8, 2021
An additional 10,437 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 244,646. This is the highest daily doses administered to date.
The 10,437 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following regions: Far North West (34), Far North Central (2), Far North East (21), North West (924), North Central (925), North East (1,444), Saskatoon (3,364), Central West (102), Central East (791), Regina (1,822), South West (207), South Central (75) and South East (503). There were 223 doses administered with zone of residence pending.
Status of Priority Population Vaccinations, as of April 8, 2021GroupEstimated
Second DoseLTC Residents8,3927,731 (92%)6,476 (77%)PCH Residents4,2475,155 (121%)3,471 (82%)Age 80+51,30442,042 (82%)11,191 (22%)Age 70-7979,81757,566 (72%)4,915 (6%)Age 60-69138,47154,193 (39%)4,378 (3%)Age 50-59147,46622,698 (15%)5,557 (4%)Phase 1 health care workers
(includes LTC and PCH staff)40,50026,009 (64%)17,315 (43%)
The Ministry of Health has launched a new dashboard with details on vaccine administration in the province, including first and second doses administered by age range. As the source database for vaccine information, Panorama is subject to continuous data updates which may result in revised counts, day over day.
The COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking system currently includes residents 58 years of age and older. Eligible residents are encouraged to book their COVID-19 vaccinations online or by phone. Additional information on how to book your appointment is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-booking. For information on drive-thru clinics, see https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/service-alerts-emergency-events/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Drive-Thru-Wait-Times.aspx.
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 205 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on April 8, bringing the provincial total to 35,376 cases.
There are two new deaths to report today. One death was reported in the 70-79 age group from the South East zone. One death was reported in the 80+ age group from the Saskatoon zone.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (4), Far North Central (1), Far North East (4), North West (3), North Central (4), North East (5), Saskatoon (32), Central West (1), Central East (9), Regina (91), South West (6), South Central (21), and South East (23) zones. One (1) new case has pending residence information. Three (3) cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the Regina zone. There are a total of 32,788 recoveries and 2,141 cases are considered active.
Two hundred and six (206) people are in hospital. One hundred and sixty-five (165) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (2), Far North East (1), North West (9), North Central (3), North East (1), Saskatoon (41), Central East (14), Regina (82), South Central (3) and South East (9). Forty-one (41) people are in intensive care: North Central (4), Saskatoon (7), Central East (3), Regina (25) and South Central (2).
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 226 (18.5 new cases per 100,000). A chart comparing today's average to data collected over the past several months is available on the Government of Saskatchewan website at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.
There were 3,151 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on April 7, 2021.
To date, 693,601 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of April 6, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 581,627 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 748,724 tests performed per million population.
As of April 8, 2,948 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the Far North West (2), Far North East (4), North West (6), North Central (21), Saskatoon (189), Central West (12), Central East (64), Regina (2,107), South West (18), South Central (260), and South East (246) zones. There are 19 cases with residence pending.
These were previously reported as "presumptive positives" but all screening tests will be considered confirmed VOCs for the purposes of public reporting and contact investigations.
There are zero (0) new lineage results being reported today. Of the 951 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 943 are B.184.108.40.206 (UK) and eight are B.1.351 (SA). The Regina zone accounts for 802 (84 per cent) of the VOC cases with confirmed lineage reported in Saskatchewan.
Please note that these VOC may have been initially identified via means other than screening (i.e. selection for whole genome sequencing without screening) and that whole genome sequencing results to identify lineage are included in the screening results.
Confirmed variant of concern cases may appear in both columns on the website, depending on testing for that case. Adding the cases identified by screening and those that have received whole genome sequencing may result in double-counting individual cases.
Further statistics on the total number of cases among healthcare workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date, per capita testing rate and current numbers of confirmed variants of concern can be found at http://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-cases.
All Public Health Measures Extended to April 26
The Chief Medical Health Officer is extending the provincial public health orders announced Tuesday, March 9 and the Regina and area revisions announced Tuesday, March 24.
The orders will remain in effect until April 26, 2021 and be reviewed at that time.
Due to increased COVID-19 transmission risk in Regina and area, revisions were made March 24 including: restricting private indoor gatherings to immediate household members only; all restaurants and licensed establishments must close for in-person dining; and most event venues supporting 30 persons or less are not permitted to operate.
Travel is also not recommended in or out of the Regina area unless absolutely necessary. It is strongly recommended that all individuals in the Regina area able to work from home do so.
Full details on current public health measures can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.
Please note: Variants of concern (VOC) are beginning to rise across southern Saskatchewan, particularly in the Moose Jaw and Weyburn areas. Residents in these areas are urged to adhere to best personal protective measures:
All Saskatchewan residents should monitor active cases in their area and adjust their activity accordingly. Active and new case information for each area can be found at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness.
If you have any symptoms, stay home and arrange for a COVID-19 test. If anyone in your home has symptoms, the entire household should remain home until the test results are known. Testing information is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-information.
Weekly Reporting of Testing Numbers and Cases for Youth
The trends of COVID-19 cases in school-aged children are being monitored. The weekly report of cases and testing numbers for children aged 0-19, including data by age and positivity rates, has been posted at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-Safe-Schools-Plan.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
Know your risk. Keep yourself and others safe. www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/about-covid-19/know-your-risk.
Notice is hereby given that the members of Council of the Town of Springside will hold their fourth regular meeting of 2021 at the Springside Town Hall on the 12th day of April, 2021, commencing at 7:00 pm. All council meetings may be held via electronic means (telephone, skype/facetime, zoom, facebook live, etc) as per S. 125 of The Municipalities Act. The meeting will be live streamed to the Town of Springside’s Facebook page, however, a record of the meeting will not remain on the Facebook Page.
The 2021 calendar for garbage and recycling collection by Ottenbreit Sanitation is now available on the Services page.
Springside is a great place to call home – you can enjoy the peace and serenity of small town life right along a major travel route. We continue to grow and prosper and welcome new residents and new business interests.
Springside has so much to offer. We are less than a 20-minute drive from the City of Yorkton, which has a wide array of stores and services.
We have easy access to the Good Spirit Provincial Park with all its summer and winter recreation opportunities. It’s a short trip to the Whitesand River, which has the Whitesand Regional Park alongside its shoreline and the Theodore Dam on the southern end of the lake. Both the lake and the river are home to some great fishing for walleye, perch and pike.
Our town hall was recently renovated and is a wonderful location for wedding dances, community meetings or family get-togethers.
The Springside Community Centre is our natural ice arena and as such is the hub of activity in the winter months.
Springside has businesses, clubs and organizations that can meet your needs and interests.
Other amenities include a school with Grades K-8, senior and low cost housing lodging, library and day care as well as a variety of business from plumbing, heating, electrical, building contractors and an auction house.
We are very proud of Springside – folks passing through often comment on how clean and tidy our town is.
Our Communities in Bloom committee and residents put much time and effort in keep our community beautiful.
Looking for a quiet, convenient, affordable and clean community to call home, away from the large cities? Whether you are a senior, a single person, a person with a family interested in education and opportunities to shape good experiences for your children - take a look at Springside – it’s a great place to call home!
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