The Saskatchewan Health Authority says that when you call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency there are steps that need to be taken when paramedics arrive.

They say paramedics will arrive and conduct an assessment using the provincial COVID-19 screening questions.

From that assessment, they will determine what level of personal protective equipment they require based on your response to their questions, so please be honest.

Paramedics will don their personal protective equipment as quickly as possible. In some circumstances, that could take up to three minutes.

And then, as soon as the paramedics are safe, they will begin their medical response.

The SHA says to please not approach them at any time. That puts everyone at risk.