The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says there may have been COVID-19 exposures at multiple locations in north-central Saskatchewan.
Individuals who tested positive for the novel coronavirus may have been infectious when they visited locations in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Shell Lake and North Battleford, according to alerts issued by the SHA on Thursday and Friday.
- Aug. 22 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. — Coop Gas Bar on Molland Lane
- Aug. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m.; Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Aug. 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. — Milestones 8th Street
- Aug. 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. — Old Navy Preston Crossing
- Aug. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. — Lake Country Coop Food Store Cornerstone
- Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. to Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. — Memorial Lake Regional Park campground, including the mini-golf course
- Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. –Shell Lake General Store
- Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Liquor vendor at the Teddy Bears Den
- Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. –Tim Hortons at the junction of Highway 4 North and Territorial Drive
Public health officials say individuals who were at these locations on the specified dates during the specified times should immediately self-isolate if they have had or currently have COVID-19 symptoms and to call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing.
Individuals who are not experiencing symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days, officials said, adding individuals may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
The SHA said an alert is issued if health officials are uncertain that they have identified all known close contacts during their contact investigation.
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Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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