The Saskatchewan Health Authority is updating an alert to individuals of the possibility of COVID-19 transmission through a local business in Turtleford 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, we are 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.
The length of time for potential exposure has been expanded from August 4-6 to August 4-14 due to new information obtained during our case investigation.
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.
Protect yourself and your family at all times during the pandemic by following all public health recommendations and ensuring you do your part to stop the spread. COVID-19 is transmitted through coughing and sneezing (droplet transmission), and by touching surfaces with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands. Every day we are learning more about COVID-19 and other ways it may be transmitted.
Care for yourself and others: Remember, anyone at any age can contract COVID-19, so be kind to each other and follow the recommended practices.
Stay home if you have any of these symptoms and monitor yourself.
An online self-assessment is available at Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 or call HealthLine 811.
Testing is now universally available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Call HealthLine 811 for more information.
Remember, anyone at any age can contract COVID-19, so be kind to each other and follow the recommended practices.