Potential COVID-19 exposure at business in Saskatoon

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is recommending that anyone who attended The Longbranch in Saskatoon on October 8th, 2020 to immediately self-isolate and call Healthline 811 ​for risk assessment, if they did the following while attending:

·         Did not wear a mask

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·         Did not stick to your household or bubble

·         Shared drinks

·         Did not social distance from other bar patrons

​Medical Health officer Dr. Hortense Tabien emphasized that attending these events while sick and or attending without complying with public health recommendations for mass gathering puts you and everyone in your surrounding in your community at greater risk of infection with COVID-19.

​Those wh​​​​o attended and complied with public health precautions (wearing masks all time, kept their physical distance with others for 2 meters, stayed with their household, and did not shared drinks) are asked to self-monitor for 14 days. However, if you have or develop symptoms of COVID-19, please immediately self-isolate and call HealthLine 811, your physician or nurse practitioner to arrange for testing.

It is important to note that individuals may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.




Read the full PSA on the Saskatchewan Health Authority website: https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/releases/Pages/2020/October/Potential-COVID-19-exposure-at-business-in-Saskatoon.aspx

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