Saskatchewan rolls out financial support plan amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the number of presumptive and confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan reached 26,  Premier Scott Moe announced a new financial support plan to help employers and employees in the province impacted by COVID-19.

The plan includes a self-isolation support program that will provide residents, who are not covered by recently announced federally employment insurance programs,  with $450 a week for a maximum of two weeks.

The program is expected to cost $10 million. Here are the criteria for eligibility:

  • They have contracted COVID-19 or are showing symptoms;
  • They have been in contact with an individual infected with COVID-19;
  • They have recently returned from international travel and have been required to self-isolate;
  • They are not eligible for compensation including sick leave, vacation leave from their employer
  • They do not have private insurance covering such disruptions
  • They are not covered by other programs such as federal employment insurance that has been updated.

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