Potential Exposure at Rally
As you may have seen on the news last night the Saskatchewan Health Authority is issuing an advisory to anyone who attended the Lakeland Snowmobile Club Wilderness Rally Supper in Christopher Lake on Saturday March 14th between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Anyone who attended the supper needs to self isolate immediately. Please see the link for the complete news release:
What is the SSA doing?
The SSA has and will continue to follow all the guidelines put in place. At the time of this event the government prevention measures were that no public gathering of over 250 people in any one room take place and travelers returning from international destinations were to self-isolate. Lakeland Snowmobile Club was within this guideline at the time as the supper had 110 people in attendance.
Prior to the notification of this possible exposure we had already closed our entire trail system, cancelled all meetings until April 30th, and have our staff working remotely from their homes. We will continue to monitor the pandemic and the government prevention measures to make the appropriate decisions regarding ISC 2020 and the AGM; both of which are set to be held in June. We will post updates here as more information becomes available.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Common signs include respiratory symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing
difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome,
kidney failure and even death. Older people or those with chronic illnesses may be at higher risk for a
more severe form of the disease.
If you or someone you know is experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, call the provincial health information hotline at 8-1-1. You can also direct them to the provincial government’s Self Diagnosis page which has steps to conduct an initial self-diagnosis: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-self-assessment
To protect yourself against COVID-19
- Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow);
- Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
- Maintain safe food practices; and
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid unnecessary travel to affected areas.
- Avoid large crowds and practice social distancing (do not shake hands, hug or kiss).