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COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan

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Since the novel coronavirus pandemic began, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) had been alerting the public about businesses that have likely been exposed to COVID-19 by an infectious person.

This is done when health officials are uncertain they have identified all close contacts.

The SHA said COVID-19 alerts will now only be issued when self-isolation is immediately required.

According to SHA, these alerts will be issued based on the clinical discretion of the local medical health officer.

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“(Alerts will be issued) when the following three key criteria are met: all contacts cannot be notified within 48 hours, there is a resulting increased risk to the public, and the direction is needed for public members in attendance to immediately self-isolate as a result of this increased risk,” the SHA said.

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