As COVID numbers continue to rise in Saskatchewan, there are more and more announcements made daily regarding potential exposure sites from communities around the province.
On October 30th, Saskatoon Co-op announced that an employee at the Martensville Food Store had informed them that they had tested positive for COVID-19. The last date that this employee worked was October 25 from 11am to 7:30pm, and has been self-isolating since, which they will continue to do until November 8th, as instructed by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).
Another notice was made on November 2nd that a second employee had tested positive for COVID-19. This employee last worked on October 28 from 7am-3:30pm, October 29 from 7am-9:30am and October 30 from 7am-10am. They will be self-isolating until November 11 as per the SHA. Other employees that had close contact with this individual were also asked to self-isolate and seek guidance from the SHA, including testing.
“The health and safety of our team members and our customers is paramount as we provide essential goods to our communities, while we face this challenge together,” the news release stated.
Saskatoon Co-op noted that they will be following the direction of the SHA and continue with health and safety measures that were put in place due to the pandemic such as; increasing cleaning and sanitization procedures, practicing physical distancing, utilizing plexi-glass barriers, having employees wear masks and asking team members to stay home is feeling unwell.