Possible COVID-19 transmission at North Battleford Walmart

​​​Indigenous Services Canada (First Nations Inuit Health Branch), in partnership with Saskatchewan Health Authority, are taking steps to notify residents of North Battleford and area that an individual who tested COVID-19 positive visited the North Battleford Walmart on May 21 when the individual was likely infectious.  

After further assessment of the situation, public health officials are advising customers who were at Walmart on May 21 between noon and 2 p.m. to immediately self-isolate if they have had symptoms of COVID-19 and to call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing. All other customers who were at Walmart during this time period should self-monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19 until June 5. 

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COVID-19 symptoms include:​

Fever;

Chills;

Cough;

Headache;

Aches and pains;

Sore throat;

Runny nose;

Loss of sense of taste or smell;

Shortness of breath; or

Difficulty breathing.

Should one or more of these symptoms appear during the self-monitoring period, the person must self-isolate immediately and call HealthLine 811 or the local public health office (306-441-1364) for further direction.

For more information on self-monitoring and self-isolation, visit:

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

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