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Self-isolation ordered after COVID-19 variant exposure at Saskatoon sports bar

The self-isolation order comes alongside calls for everyone in Saskatoon to follow public health guidelines as case counts of COVID-19 variants of concern grow in the city. Getty Images

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is urging anyone who visited a sports bar in Saskatoon to self-isolate immediately, and everyone in the city to strictly adhere to public health guidelines as the number of COVID-19 variants grow.

In a press release, officials said anyone at Sports on Tap along Lorne Avenue on April 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., April 9 from 11:25 a.m. to 5:25 p.m., and April 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., must immediately self-isolate for 14 days.

It is recommended they seek testing immediately and 10 days after the exposure, even if they do not develop symptoms.

Read more: COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan

“Variants of concern are dangerous; they are highly contagious, transmitting more quickly and to more people within the community,” officials wrote. “The increased spread of COVID-19 and its variants result in more illness, hospitalizations and deaths. Many of those falling ill are much younger than previously seen during the pandemic.”

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The order comes alongside calls for everyone in Saskatoon to follow public health guidelines as case counts of COVID-19 variants of concern grow in the city.

Everyone is asked to seek testing at the first sign of symptoms, and get vaccinated when eligible.

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