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Coronavirus: Visitors to Kawartha Country Wines in Buckhorn advised to self-monitor for symptoms

Visitors to Kawartha Country Wines on Saturday afternoon are advised to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Kawartha County Wines/Facebook

Peterborough Public Health is advising customers who visited Kawartha Country Wines in Buckhorn on Saturday afternoon to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms after a positive case from outside the region visited the site.

The health unit says it was notified on Monday that a positive case of COVID-19 visited the site on Saturday, Oct. 3, between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Customers who visited the business during those hours should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days.

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The family-owned winery is located at 2452 County Road 36 in the village of Buckhorn, just north of Peterborough.

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“We are asking anyone who visited this location at this time to self-monitor their symptoms for the next 14 days, until October 17, and if they develop symptoms, please self-isolate and seek out testing,” stated Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, the health unit’s medical officer of health.

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“While the risk is low, this serves as a strong reminder to avoid non-essential travel between regions and to follow all recommended public health measures to prevent the spread of the virus. All residents tested for COVID-19 due to symptoms must remain in self-isolation until their results are available.”

Salvaterra also encouraged residents to download the COVID Alert app as it is designed to alert others to potential exposures in these situations.

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