Tuesday , 27 October 2020
(Lloyd Connect)

SHA reminding residents to be cautious as COVID-19 cases start to rise

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reminding people to stay vigilant in preventing the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise in the province.

Over the last week, the SHA has released public service announcements in Lloydminster and other areas in the province because of new cases showing up in the area.

“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,” said the Public Health Incident Command Centre Co-lead Dr.David Torr.

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.

The SHA said people should be physically distancing two meters apart from others, practicing proper hygiene on a more frequent basis and limiting the size of gatherings.

Anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms is encouraged to stay home and use the online self-assessment tool.

People can contact 811 to see if they should be tested for COVID-19.

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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