Increased COVID-19 exposure at Nipawin Hawks hockey game

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

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

There were 359 people in attendance at the game.

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The SHA said anyone who was at the game and is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated should immediately self-isolate and remain in isolation until Sept. 24.

They must also be tested immediately for COVID-19 and be tested again on Sept. 20.

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Fully vaccinated people do not need to be tested or to self-isolate, but SHA said they should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms until Sept. 24 and seek testing if any symptoms develop.

The SHA said self-isolation means staying at home, avoiding contact with anyone who is not fully vaccinated, and staying away from work, school, stores, social events and any other public setting.

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Anyone developing symptoms should contact HealthLine 811, their physician or nurse practitioner.

Symptoms may develop from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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