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COVID-19 case reported at Kamloops Save-On-Foods pharmacy

March 26, 2020 - 4:56 PM

Interior Health has identified a COVID-19 case at the Save-On-Foods pharmacy in the Sahali Columbia Place Shopping Centre.

"Public health routinely follows up with confirmed cases and close contacts directly to advise on self-isolation. As an additional precaution, Interior Health is asking those who visited this pharmacy on March 10, 13, 14, or from March 16 to 21 to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of their visit," according to an Interior Health Authority news release.

"The Save-On-Foods pharmacy has taken measures to ensure the safety of their customers and staff, including screening staff daily for symptoms, enhanced cleaning, floor stickers to ensure physical distancing, and extra supplies of personal protective equipment for staff. The pharmacy has also ordered Plexiglas barriers for installation. Save-On-Foods has also undertaken enhanced cleaning throughout the store. Save-On-Foods and the pharmacy remain open."

COVID-19 symptoms include:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Other milder symptoms may include: runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.

"As long as customers of the pharmacy remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, they can return to their routine activities 14 days after the date of their visit. If customers develop respiratory symptoms they need to self-isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days from the time their symptoms develop and until symptoms resolve," the news release reads.

Individuals who develop symptoms, particularly those who are older or with underlying health conditions, should call 8-1-1 or their health-care provider if they have concerns or questions about your health.

Transmission of COVID-19 has been detected across the region, Interior Health said. All communities should assume COVID-19 cases are present and take appropriate precautions.

Additional information on COVID-19 is also available on the Interior Health website here.

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