Sask. health officials are working to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Northern community of La Loche.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Saqib Shahab says one person and a staff at a long-term care facility in that community tested positive. Two others are confirmed cases.

Ten staff at that care home are being monitored as well as 10 others in town.

This outbreak comes as the province announces new measures for long-term care homes.

As of April 28, 2020, long-term care and personal care homes must ensure that each staff member works in only one facility, yet an exemption could be granted if a long-term care facility is unable to meet staffing requirements.