Today we will see the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) implement workplace screening for our members in long-term care facilities. The direction to facilities is to have it implemented by 6 p.m. today.
While the unions were provided with a draft of the plan on Wednesday and given less than a day to review it and provide feedback, none of our questions were answered before the policy was finalized and direction sent to the long-term care facilities to begin implementation.
The screening will involve a screening questionnaire and a follow up temperature check. At the time of the screening, you will be expected to show your SHA issued photo identification.
Protecting the health and well-being of our most vulnerable residents living in long-term care and keeping health care providers healthy and safe is CUPE's top priority, but many questions about this process need to be answered.