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Sask Health Authority Warns Public About COVID Outbreak in Saskatoon Bar

by Shanine Sealey

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) issued an alert due to a significant risk of increased exposure at Crackers Restaurant/Bar on Pinehouse Drive in Saskatoon between December 23 and January 4 due to persons attending while infectious.

An outbreak has been declared at Crackers as of January 8 and is being described as a potential super-spreader event. Currently, 16 positive cases have been identified and SHA noted that there is a significant risk for potential second generation spread.

SHA added that individuals that attended this location between the above dates must immediately self-isolate for 14 days following the date of exposure and to contact Healthline 811, their physician or nurse practitioner, if they develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Additionally, people that were potentially exposed to COVID are being asked to notify those that they were in close contact with during the 14 day period following exposure at this location, noting that a close contact can include someone that you live with or had close, prolonged contact with (within two metres), had direct contact with the body fluids (ex: coughed or sneezed on) or shared personal items with such as drinking cups or utensils.

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