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SHA reminds residents to remain vigilant of COVID-19

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is urging residents to not let their guard down when it comes to COVID-19.

With the public service announcements in Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and southwest areas of the province, SHA is asking residents to keep following public health measures and safety precautions.

Dr. David Torr, the Public Health Incident Command Centre Co-lead, says everyone across the province needs to be more vigilant when it comes to preventing the spread of the virus.

“We are seeing more positive cases of COVID-19 popping up around the province, reminding us that COVID-19 is everywhere and has no boundaries.”

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The province reminds residents to keep physical distancing by maintaining a two metre distance, practice proper handwashing, use hand sanitizer and limit the size of outdoor gatherings.

Anyone with symptoms should protect themselves and others by staying at home, self-isolating and getting tested for COVID-19. Testing is available to anyone who works outside the home and is being admitted to acute care for more than 24 hours. That includes expectant mother and people who are immunocompromised.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose or a loss of sense of taste or smell. Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact HealthLine 811, a nurse practitioner or their family doctor.

An online self-assessment tool is also available.

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