COVID-19 possibly exposed to 4 Regina businesses, including Costco: SHA

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The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says there may have been COVID-19 exposures at four Regina businesses including Costco.

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The SHA says a person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus visited the following businesses when they were likely infectious:

  • Sept. 17 – Tim Horton’s (Victoria Square) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 17 – Superstore (Golden Mile Mall) from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 – Urban Planet (921a Albert Street) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 – Costco (2110 Anaquod Road) from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The SHA said anyone who was at the businesses on those dates and times should immediately self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms and to contact the health line at 811 to arrange for testing.

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Those without symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days, the SHA said, adding that people may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the novel coronavirus.

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The SHA says alerts may be issued to notify the community if an individual tests positive for the coronavirus and health officials are uncertain they have identified all known close contacts.

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