Need to Know: Covid exposures, drive-through testing, & more!

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Potential COVID-19 exposure at businesses in Regina

Saskatchewan Health Authority is notifying the public that an individual who tested COVID-19 positive visited the following businesses in Regina when the individual was likely infectious on the following dates:

  •         North YMCA, Rochdale Ave – Sept. 6 from 12:30-2 p.m.
  •         Regina Airport and Enterprise at Airport:
    •    Pick up Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    •    Drop off Sept. 7 from 7-8 p.m.
  •         Taylor Lexus Toyota Body Shop – Sept. 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  •         AK Tire, 2220 7th Ave – Sept. 9 from 2:15-2:30 p.m.
  •         Harbour Landing Walmart – Sept. 9 from 3:30-4 p.m.

Public Health officials are advising individuals who were at these locations on the specified dates during the specified times to immediately self-isolate if they have had or currently have symptoms of COVID-19 and to call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing. All other individuals who are not experiencing symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days. It is important to note that individuals may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.

 Read the full alert on the Saskatchewan Health Authority website: https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/releases/Pages/2020/September/Potential-COVID-19-exposure-at-businesses-in-Regina.aspx

 

Universities across Saskatchewan began largely-remote fall semesters this week. Now, students at the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic students have learned they will not be returning to campus in the new year. 

On Thursday, Saskatchewan Universities and Sask Polytech announced their intention to continue delivering most classes online through Winter 2021 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. A small number of labs, studios and seminars will continue to be taught in person. 

 

Drive-Through Covid Testing For Regina Continues tomorrow

International Trade Centre at Evraz Place - Hall C, 1700 Elphinstone Street

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4 pm – 8 pm

Saturdays: 8 am – 4 pm

In Saskatchewan, testing is universally available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not, and the drive-through service provides an additional option in the two cities that account for approximately half of Saskatchewan’s provincial testing each day.

  • You do not require a referral from HealthLine 811 or a family physician or nurse practitioner to access the drive-through locations; however, a valid Saskatchewan Health Card will be required for each person getting tested.  A Canadian Armed Forces number or Interim Federal Health identification will also be accepted.
  • You will be required to wear a mask during the registration process.
  • The drive-through sites will be first come, first served so there may be some wait times.  You must wait in your vehicle.
  • There are no public washrooms available at these sites.