SHA warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at two Tisdale businesses

TISDALE — The Saskatchewan Health Authority is warning the public a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited two Tisdale businesses while they were likely infectious.

On Sept. 6., the person was at the Sobey's Liquor Store from 6:00 to 6:15 p.m. and the Beeland Co-op Food Store from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m.

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As of Sept. 13, the provincial government said there are no new or active cases of COVID-19 detected in the Tisdale area.

In a letter posted to Facebook, Beeland Co-op said they were informed on Sept. 13.

"We do not have have any further details available but we can confirm the individual is not a Beeland Co-op employee."

The Co-op said its santization procotols exceed the requirements set by the SHA.

"Our Tisdale Food Store will remain open due to our confidence in our cleaning and social distancing standards."

Public health officials are advising individuals who were at this location on the specified date during the specified time to immediately self-isolate if they have had or currently have symptoms of COVID-19 and to call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing.

Symptoms include: fever, cough, headache, muscle and/or joint aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, dizziness, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite (difficulty feeding for children), loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing.

All other individuals who are not experiencing symptoms should self monitor for 14 days.

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

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