Sask. health officials warn of possible COVID-19 transmission at Turtleford-area store
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
SASKATOON -- The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is asking customers who visited the Turtleford Co-Op grocery store on or after July 28 to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
In an advisory issued on Sunday, the SHA said while risk of transmission "is presently considered low," anyone who was at the store during the specified timeframe should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the last date they visited the store.
Due to concerns about the presence of COVID-19 in the Turtleford area, the SHA is also limiting visitors to Riverside Health Complex for both long-term and acute care patients.
The SHA said only those visiting for compassionate reasons — such as end of life care, offering support during a major surgery or aiding with clinical care — will be permitted.