The Saskatchewan Health Authority is advising the public that a shuttle bus from Birmingham’s Vodka and Ale House Regina to Mosaic Stadium poses a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure.
According to the SHA, on the route to the stadium at 6:30 p.m. and on the way back to Birmingham at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, a person or persons sat at the front of the bus while infected.
“Contact tracing is ongoing; however, as those in question rode on shuttles with people unknown to them and likely within six feet, and they were not wearing masks, the contact tracing has been difficult,” the SHA wrote in a release.
The SHA is asking anyone who chooses to ride a shuttle or bus at this time to note the number of people on the shuttle or bus, where they are sitting (row and seat) and wear a mask.
SHA said this is useful information for contact tracing and “can help avoid situations like this in the future.”
All attendees, particularly those who rode the Birmingham shuttle, should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms until Aug. 20 in accordance with Disease Control Regulations.
Individuals are advised to begin self-isolation and seek testing as soon as symptoms appear.
Source_ The Canadian Press