The Saskatchewan Health Authority is issuing an advisory
after confirmation that an individual was at several businesses in Swift
Current and now tested positive for COVID-19. While the individual did hand
sanitize prior to entering the stores, they were not wearing a mask and could
therefore pass along the virus through air droplets.
attended these businesses on July 14th during the listed times should
be monitoring for symptoms. If symptoms develop, please isolate immediately and
contact 811. For information on self- monitoring please go to www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 and click on the About COVID-19
link. Individuals who want to be tested can contact 811 for a referral.
All the businesses have been
complying with guidelines to minimize COVID-19 transmission and the public is
being reminded to also play their part by continuing to take precautions
to protect themselves and others in the community. This includes physical distancing to maintain
a 2-metre separation at all times, following one way directions in stores,
frequent hand washing and sanitizing, self-isolating which means not going out
to public places if sick.
The SHA issues a public health alert as a precaution when we
are not able to clearly identify all possible close contacts during a period
when there was a risk of transmission of the virus. In general, businesses in
the province have been compliant with public health measures; however, we know
that COVID-19 is easily transmitted and want to ensure residents are aware if
they have been at the businesses during the listed times.
It is also important to adhere to public health orders and
municipal government guidelines, including limiting your social circles, travel
restrictions and not attending large gatherings.
COVID-19 is still present in Saskatchewan and we all have a
responsibility to minimize the spread of the disease. Together we can make a
positive difference and keep our communities safe.