Customers of Saskatchewan Walmart warned of COVID-19 case on May 21

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Federal and provincial officials in Saskatchewan say customers of a Walmart in North Battleford earlier this month should watch for symptoms of COVID-19 after a visitor to the store tested positive for the virus.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says in a news release that it and Indigenous Services Canada are notifying residents of North Battleford and area that the person was at the store on May 21, and was likely infectious at the time.

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They're saying anyone who was at the store between noon and 2 p.m. that day should immediately self-isolate if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, and call authorities to arrange for testing.

Customers who were at the store at that time and who don't have symptoms are asked to self-monitor until June 5.

The news release does not say where the visitor to the Walmart came from, and a spokesperson for the authority says it is not being released because it would identify the person.

Checkpoints have been established in parts of northern Saskatchewan to restrict non-essential travel after outbreaks of COVID-19 were declared.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 31, 2020.

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