You are here

City Leisure Centre employee recently tests positive for COVID-19

For immediate release: December 1, 2020 - 9:37am
FI20-1783

The City has recently been informed that an employee working across three Leisure Centres (Lakewood Civic Centre, Saskatoon Field House, Shaw Centre) has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Due to the need to protect the privacy of the individual, the City cannot provide further details about the positive case. However, the positive case is unlikely to be linked to transmission within the workplace.

We understand this may cause concern for customers at these facilities and reinforce that the City has implemented many health and safety protocols and precautions to protect both employees and the public. This includes mandatory masks for employees and the public, proper hygiene, safety signage and markers, and acrylic barriers for some staff. This situation stresses the importance of the layers of protection the City has put in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in civic facilities.

Below are the affected facilities and time periods. If you were at any of these facilities during the time periods, it is always a good idea to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and stay home and call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing if symptoms occur. 

November 14, 1:45 - 8:00 pm

Shaw Centre

November 15, 1:15 - 7:00 pm

Shaw Centre

November 16, 5:00 - 9:45 pm

Saskatoon Field House

November 17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Lakewood Civic Centre

November 18, 5:00 - 9:45 pm

Saskatoon Field House

November 19, 5:00 - 9:45 pm

Saskatoon Field House

November 20, 5:00 - 9:45 pm

Saskatoon Field House

November 22 ,1:15 - 7:00 pm

Shaw Centre

November 21, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lakewood Civic Centre

November 23, 5:00 - 9:45 pm

Saskatoon Field House

As part of our already enhanced cleaning protocols, cleaning and disinfecting have taken place in all impacted facilities and areas since the positive case was identified.

It is our understanding that the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will be following up and contacting individuals identified as close contacts as per their contact tracing process and providing information to them on the next steps. The City will support SHA in their contact tracing process as necessary. 

The City also has processes in place so supervisors can be aware of which employees need to be sent home if necessary or contact Health Line at 811 for further instruction. 

This positive case reminds us that we all have a shared responsibility to limit the transmission risk of COVID-19 in our community. Stay home if you are feeling unwell, follow all Public Health Orders and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others.