Need to Know: Covid Exposures, Food Bank Donation, & Orange Shirt Day

A donor has given $300,000 to Food Banks of Saskatchewan while choosing to remain completely anonymous.

The donor gave the money in two separate contributions, $100,000 earlier this year followed by another donation of $200,000, according to the organization.

The most recent donation was directed to help the Regina Food Bank and Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre — the province's two largest food banks.

 

A member of the Regina Police Service (RPS) has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from the service.

RPS said it was notified of the positive test on Monday evening. This is the first positive case of the virus within the Regina Police.

Saskatchewan Health Authority is notifying the public that individuals who tested COVID-19 positive were at the following businesses when likely infectious:

  • September 22: Let’s Sushi, 4436 Rochdale Blvd, Regina, from 5 to 7 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 rest of the alert on the Saskatchewan Health Authority website:

https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/releases/Pages/2020/September/Increased-COVID-19-exposure-for-multiple-businesses-in-Yorkton-and-Regina.aspx

 

Today is Orange Shirt Day; a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.