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Prevalence of COVID-19 variants a concern in the Regina area

Updated on Mar 16
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Members of the campus community,

In keeping with the University of Regina’s continuing focus on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, the University is carefully monitoring the spread of COVID-19 variants of concern (VoC) in the Regina area.

Early science is showing that these variants – or mutations of the original virus – are not only more transmissible, but are potentially causing more serious illness as well.

Despite the acceleration of vaccine deployment in the province, Saskatchewan is still far from reaching a safe level of overall immunity in our population. It is more important than ever that we follow all public health directives and the recommendations that have been issued for those living in the Regina area:

  • Consider keeping your household bubble to your immediate household only, particularly if you are over the age of 50;
  • If you are currently working from home, continue to do so;
  • Avoid unnecessary travel and time spent in public spaces;
  • Continue wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing, and washing/sanitizing hands;
  • Report any COVID-like illnesses to Health, Safety & Wellness at 305-337-2370 or safety@uregina.ca; and,
  • Book your appointment for the vaccine(s) online or by phone when your age group comes up at Saskatchewan COVID-19 Vaccine.

We have come far together as a campus community and we need to continue doing all we can to make our university a safe and healthy place to learn, work, and live.

Stay safe.

Darren Cherwaty – Director, Health, Safety & Wellness