Possible COVID-19 exposure at Saskatoon Walmart: SHA

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at Saskatoon Walmart: SHA

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has issued a warning about possible COVID-19 exposure at a Saskatoon Walmart.

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The health authority says the person visited Walmart, located at 3035 Clarence Ave. S, on the following dates while likely infectious:

  • Sept. 6 – 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. while in the photo centre
  • Sept. 6 – 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. while in the menswear, frozen food section and deli
  • Sept. 7 – 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. while in the photo centre and menswear section

The SHA said anyone who was at the business on those dates and times should immediately self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms and to contact the health line at 811 to arrange for testing.

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Those without symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days, the SHA said, adding that people may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the novel coronavirus.

The SHA says alerts may be issued to notify the community if an individual tests positive for the coronavirus and health officials are uncertain they have identified all known close contacts.










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