Possible Covid-19 exposure at Moosomin DQ and Co-op Food Store

Three people who have since tested positive for Covid-19 were at two Moosomin businesses September 12

September 20, 2020, 12:58 pm


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There was possible Covid-19 exposure at two different Moosomin businesses Saturday, September 12.

Three individuals who have since tested positive for COVID-19 visited two businesses in Moosomin when the individuals were likely infectious on the following dates:

Dairy Queen – Moosomin – Sept. 12: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

Co-op Grocery Store – Moosomin – Sept. 12: 5:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Public Health officials are advising individuals who were at these business locations on the specified dates during the specified times to immediately self-isolate if they have had or currently have symptoms of COVID-19 and to call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing.

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

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

Recognize the symptoms: Stay home if you have symptoms and monitor yourself. 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.

Why issue an alert? When an individual tests positive for COVID-19, a contact investigation immediately follows where public health reaches out to anyone who may be linked to that individual with COVID-19 and provide them with information on testing and self-isolation. If health officials are uncertain that they have identified all known close contacts, they may take further action to notify the community about possible locations where individuals with COVID-19 may have attended while infectious.

COVID-19 is in Saskatchewan: Protect yourself and your family at all times during the pandemic by following all public health recommendations and ensuring you do your part to stop the spread. COVID-19 is transmitted through coughing and sneezing (droplet transmission), and by touching surfaces with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands. Every day we are learning more about COVID-19 and other ways it may be transmitted.

How to avoid getting sick:

Keep at least 2 meters away from others when in public and wear a mask when that’s not possible.
Limit gatherings to the numbers specified in public health orders.
Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Get tested: An online self-assessment is available at Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 to determine if you need to get tested. Testing is universally available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Please note that in accordance with the latest expert advice on COVID-19, testing for symptomatic people may be delayed until their symptoms have been present for 48 hours to minimize the number of false negative tests. Call HealthLine 811 or your physician for a referral.

Care for yourself and others: Remember, anyone at any age can contract COVID-19, so be kind to each other and follow the recommended practices.

Moosomin DQ had announced the exposure at their location prior to SHA announcing all four exposures.

"We want to make this public announcement to ensure the continued safety of our community," Moosomin DQ posted.

"There was a possible Covid-19 exposure at the Moosomin Dairy Queen on Saturday September 12th from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. All of our staff are currently healthy and showing no symptoms."

"We ask that anyone in our store during these hours, please self monitor for the next 14 days.

"All of our staff are wearing masks and having mandatory screening before every shift. In addition to following our everyday cleaning and sanitation practices, we have continued to elevate our already high standards for cleanliness and sanitation and are taking active steps to ensure your dining experience is safe."

"We would like to thank our customers during this time. We recognize now more than ever that without you, this family run, local business would be closed. THANK YOU!"

Borderland Co-op also posted about the possible exposure:

"We have learned that there was a possible Covid-19 exposure at the Borderland Co-op Food Store location in Moosomin on Sept 12, 2020 between 5:00pm-5:25pm.

"We would ask that anyone who was in our store during this time to please self monitor for the next 14 days. We have been contacted by the Saskatchewan Health Authority and will follow any directions they provide.

"We continue to follow our everyday cleaning and sanitation program and guidelines for customers in our stores. Our priority remains to support the communities we serve while keeping our employees and customers safe.

"We thank our members and customers for joining us in taking the necessary precautions to help reduce the spread of Covid-19."

There are currently 121 active cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan and 10 people in hospital battling Covid-19 and 354 active cases in Manitoba and 11 people in hospital


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