SHA warns of possible COVID exposure at Regina business

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is alerting individuals of a possibility of COVID-19 transmission through a local business in Regina and is urging Saskatchewan residents to follow public health measures and personal safety precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, including physical distancing of two metres, frequent hand hygiene and self-isolating if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19.

Although the risk of transmission to the general public is presently considered low, the health authority is advising members of the public who visited the following location to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the last date they visited the store:

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• August 5, Superstore, north location on Rochdale Blvd from approximately 6-7 p.m.

· August 5, Walmart Grasslands location from approximately 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

- August 7, Superstore Albert Street South – Golden Mile, approximately 7:30 – 8 p.m.

When an individual tests positive for COVID-19, a contact investigation immediately follows where public health reaches out to anyone who may be linked to that individual with COVID-19 and provide them with information on testing and self-isolation.

If health officials are uncertain that they have identified all known close contacts, they may take further action to notify the community about possible locations where individuals with COVID-19 may have attended while infectious.