Since March, we have been tracking how SaskWatch members have been holding up with COVID-19. Here are the latest results from August 17 to 20. 

We surveyed 400 Saskatchewan residents on our consumer panel, SaskWatch Research®, each week.

The word cloud below shows how people are feeling this week – in a single word:

With the impending return of the school year, self-reported mental health drops slightly this week:

Stress levels due to COVID-19 remain steady throughout most of summer, higher than was noted in May and June. Related to this, outlook for the weeks ahead remain less positive than in the past:

New this week, we asked about comfort levels parents have in sending their kids back to school this fall. Among those who have children within the K-12 school system, comfort levels vary widely, with nearly equal proportions on each side of the spectrum:

Support/opposition to kids participating in a range of activities at school is also mixed, with less than one half in the support camp. Those with children in the system are more likely to support sports and phys ed than are non-parents of kids in the school system:

Since March 23, 2020, we started sharing a few brief insights from our online community, SaskWatch Research®. As we monitor and trend the results by week, we will share the information with you as we get it.