The Saskatchewan Health Authority is alerting individuals of a possibility of COVID-19 transmission through three local businesses 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, we are advising members of the public who visited the following locations to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the last date they visited the store:
• July 29: Walmart – Harbour Landing location from approximately 9 to 9:30 a.m.
• July 30: Bismillah Halal Meat and Groceries, 4614 Albert St. from 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.
• July 30:Real Canadian Superstore – Golden Mile location from 8:30 to 9:30 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.
Residents are reminded of the continued importance of personal precautions, including frequent hand hygiene, physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
SHA is encouraging all provincial residents to seek testing if you are experiencing symptoms and is reminding everyone that testing is available for anyone. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact HealthLine 811, a nurse practitioner or your family physician for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19: Fever; Cough; Headache; Muscle and/or joint aches and pains; Sore throat; Chills; Runny nose; Nasal congestion; Conjunctivitis; Dizziness; Fatigue; Nausea/vomiting; Diarrhea.