COVID-19 Coronavirus News

Important notice: this page is now archived.

Our updates have become infrequent enough that the newsfeed on this page is now archived. Please carefully check the date on any post that you view.
As always throughout this pandemic, we ask that you please refer first and always to provincial and federal sources, as well to your local government or band council and your Member of Parliament and provincial or territorial representative as needed. These sources shape our decision-making and responsibilities, and will guide responses from The United Church of Canada.

For all national United Church of Canada updates, keep visiting here. See also:
Health Canada                Government of Saskatchewan

For resources on discerning and planning re-opening of your building, please click here. (June 2020)

Resources for Re-opening summer 2021:  COVID considerations – Sept 2021      Step 3 Re-opening Plan Template (download)
For Vaccine Mandate – November 29, 2021 –  Downloadable Sample Tenant Waiver

The newsfeed below includes Regional Council news about the COVID-19 pandemic, and some national updates.

Advent COVID update from your Regional Council Executive

Guidelines notice: New worship numbers

There are lots of questions regarding the newest changes to the maximum number of people at a worship service in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Guidelines. The updated guidelines state:

Delivering services virtually or through remote delivery such as drive-in service is recommended.
The total number of people participating in the services cannot exceed 30 per cent of seating capacity or 150 people, whichever is less.
To safely support larger groupings of individuals – and where seating area allows adequate physical distancing of two metres between individuals or family units – multiple groups of 30 are permitted. These groups must be separated by five metres.

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