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Rodgers No. 133, SK
Alerts in Effect
Public Safety AlertIssued at 16:21 Wednesday 16 September 2020
Wash your hands often and if you are sick or symptomatic for COVID 19, stay home. For details on all Phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan and the most recent updates on the provincial response to COVID 19 go to: Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19Description
Update for the Civil Emergency Alert issued by the Government of Saskatchewan. The state of emergency in Saskatchewan has been extended and remains in effect until rescinded.
The public is being reminded to always practice physical distancing of 2 metres when engaging with others.
During all Phases of Re-Open Saskatchewan, all public health orders are to be followed and applied in all public and private gatherings.
Province of SaskatchewanIssued By
SK Provincial Emergency Communications Centre
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 15:36 Saturday 19 September 2020
Extensive forests fires continue to burn throughout the Pacific Northwest spreading smoke through most of southern Saskatchewan. Most of this is staying aloft in the atmosphere and is producing hazy skies.
A low pressure system will carry thicker smoke into extreme southwestern Saskatchewan this evening and will produce noticeably smokey conditions. Air Quality will become very poor is some locations. This low pressure system will move out of the province Sunday and Air Quality will gradually improve during the day.
Some smokiness will occur throughout southern Saskatchewan on Sunday with the passage of this low pressure system. However, it will not be as dense as areas in the southwest.
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.
Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with air quality.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.