Increased exposure to COVID-19 at Nipawin Hawks hockey game

Unvaccinated people who attended a recent Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League game are told to self-isolate immediately.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has said there is an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 for anyone who was at the Nipawin Hawks game at Centennial Arena on September 10 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

There were 359 people in attendance for the game.

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The SHA said anyone who was at the game and is not vaccinated or partially vaccinated should immediately self-isolate and remain in isolation until September 24.

They are also to be tested immediately for COVID-19 and be tested again on September 20.

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Fully vaccinated people do not need to be tested or self-isolate, but SHA said they should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until September 24 and get tested if any symptoms Are growing.

The SHA has said that self-isolation means staying home, avoiding contact with anyone who is not fully immunized, and staying away from work, school, shops, social events and from any other public place.

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Anyone who develops symptoms should contact HealthLine 811, their doctor or nurse practitioner.

Symptoms can develop two to 14 days after exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Catherine J. Martinez