Possible coronavirus exposure at Starbucks in Yorkton, Sask.: SHA

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says there is a possibility that a business in Yorkton, Sask., was exposed to the novel coronavirus.

On Thursday, the health authority issued a public health advisory after a person with COVID-19 visited the Starbucks located at 19-233 275 Broadway St. E No. 5.

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The SHA says the person was likely infectious when they were at the store on the following dates:

  • Aug. 18 from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Aug. 20 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

Public health officials say anyone who was at this location on the mentioned dates during the specified times to immediately self-isolate if they had or have symptoms of COVID-19 and to call the health line at 811 to arrange for testing.

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All others who are not experiencing symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days.

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“It is important to note that individuals may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19,” said the SHA in a press release.

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Health officials say the risk of transmission is low.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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Saskatchewan provides guidelines to deal with positive coronavirus tests at schools
Saskatchewan provides guidelines to deal with positive coronavirus tests at schools

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