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Four new COVID-19 outbreaks declared in Moose Jaw over weekend

Four new COVID-19 outbreaks were added to the public health list over the weekend, including Central Collegiate high school
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Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. (file photo)

Public health has declared four new COVID-19 outbreaks within the city of Moose Jaw over the weekend, including one local high school that had previously reported a new case last week.

According to public health, an outbreak is confirmed when two or more individuals who are linked to a public setting or event test positive for COVID-19.

Central Collegiate was listed as an active outbreak site on May 2, after reporting one positive COVID-19 case in the school on April 26.

South Hill Fine Foods and Chez Nous senior care home also declared outbreaks on May 2.

The administrative sector of Rockport Carrier, a Moose Jaw-based freight transport company, has also been added to the active outbreak list, dated back to April 21.

The four new outbreaks join several others still on public health’s list, bringing the total outbreaks in the city to ten.

St. Michael’s Elementary School declared an outbreak on April 28, Moose Jaw SARCAN on April 27, the McDonald’s restaurant on Thatcher Drive on April 23, Gibson Energy on April 20, Simpson Seeds on April 20, and the locomotive shop at Moose Jaw CP Rail on April 13.

Contact tracers will be in contact with anyone who may have been exposed in relation to the new outbreaks. 

Public health reminds residents to continue to practice the recommended safety measures and contact HealthLine 811 if COVID-19 symptoms appear.

For a full list of outbreaks in the province, visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 and check the Latest Updates tab.