Attendees of Birch Hills parties told by SHA to isolate, get tested

BIRCH HILLS — Those who attended parties on Birch Hills’ Birch Drive on the night of April 10 are being told by the Saskatchewan Health Authority to be tested for COVID-19 immediately and isolate until April 24 at midnight, regardless of test results.

The alert of an increased risk of COVID-19 in the community of Birch Hills was issued by the health authority on April 16.

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“In the event symptoms develop​ after your test, please immediately get re-tested as a matter of urgency,” the alert said.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority reminded Saskatchewan residents to strictly adhere to all public health orders and measures, including:

  • Keep 2 metres away from others when in public and wear a mask.
  • Limit gatherings and ensure gathering sizes do not exceed public health orders.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth or mask with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are unwell; seek health care services when you help.
  • Regularly monitor your health for any COVID-19 symptoms.
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