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SHA issues potential COVID-19 exposure alert for Yorkton gym

The Saskatchewan Health Authority issued the COVID-19 exposure alert for the Yorkton Pumphouse Pumphouse Athletic Club for Sept. 18 and 19.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority issued the COVID-19 exposure alert for the Yorkton Pumphouse Pumphouse Athletic Club for Sept. 18 and 19. Files / Global News

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is warning patrons of a Yorkton gym they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

An SHA press release says someone with COVID-19 was at the Pumphouse Athletic Club, on 2nd Avenue North, on Friday, Sept. 18 between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The release says anyone who was also at the gym during those times should monitor themselves for symptoms.

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The Health Authority advises anyone who develops symptoms to immediately self-isolate and call HealthLine 811 to book a test.

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The SHA release notes individuals may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following their exposure.

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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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