The Northwestern Health Unit identifies a possible risk of COVID-19 exposure in two Kenora stores.
NORTHWEST HEALTH UNIT
**************************The North West Health Unit (NWHU) advises people who shop at Walmart and No Frills grocery stores in Kenora between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday June 4, it is very unlikely that they were exposed to COVID-19.
“Based on the information gathered from the cases, the risk is assessed as very distant, but we advise people who were in these stores during these periods so that they can monitor the symptoms and decide if they want to be tested” , said Acting Dr. Ian Gemmill. NWHU medical officer of health.
Based on the assessment, the NWHU does not believe that there is a significant risk to the buyers of these stores, but with great caution, the health unit informs the public so that people can make their own decision about the screening. The physical distance and infection control practices in the two stores mean that any risk of transmission is minimal. NWHU has been in contact with each of the retail stores and is working to support them as needed.
The COVID-19 test is available to anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed. The Kenora area assessment center offers on-site and mobile testing. Call 468-9861 ext. 2483 to make an appointment. Information on other assessment centers in the region is available on the NWHU website at www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19.
The NWHU recommends that anyone who worked or did their shopping in the Walmart or No Frills grocery store between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, to keep watch until June 18, to isolate themselves and to get tested for COVID-19 if it develops any. symptoms.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the NWHU website, social media, or call our COVID-19 hotline at 866-468-2240.
Additional updates will be provided as needed. For more information, visit the Government of Ontario’s coronavirus website.