The Saskatchewan Health Authority is issuing a reminder for those who may have been on-site at several businesses in the Swift Current area, after individuals who attended these businesses tested positive for COVID-19. As well, the SHA has identified additional businesses and/or hours through further contact tracing, testing and investigation.
A reminder that these alerts are being issued to increase personal awareness of a potential risk of exposure. This is a precaution that occurs when health officials are not able to clearly identify and contact all possible close contacts related to a positive case during a period when there was a risk of transmission of the virus.
All Saskatchewan residents must remember that COVID-19 is in our province and we are in a pandemic globally. Protect yourself and your family at all times by following all public health orders and guidelines. Please ensure you do your part to stop the spread. Every Saskatchewan resident should be complying at all times with the public health measures in place, including guidelines around personal behavior:
For this particular alert, all the following businesses have been complying with guidelines to minimize COVID-19 transmission. However, in order to support individual self-awareness of a potential risk of exposure, we are alerting the general public to the following locations and times when there could have been a risk of exposure:
Anyone who was on-site at these businesses 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 saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. Individuals who want to be tested can contact HealthLine 811 for a referral. A reminder that COVID-19 testing is now available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.
In addition, the following businesses have been removed from previous alerts upon further investigation and testing, and are deemed no longer to have had increased risk of exposure:
With an increase in cases, there have been reports of discrimination towards some Saskatchewan residents. This is unacceptable. Discrimination has no place in Saskatchewan. COVID-19 does not discriminate, as we have seen with cases across the province.
Everyone must be individually responsible, by taking precautions and following public health measures. By having each Saskatchewan resident supporting each other with kindness, following the guidelines set out and working together, we can make a positive difference as a province and keep each other safe.