Potential Public COVID-19 Exposure: Customers of Spirit Halloween Store in Devonshire Mall on August 25th Advised to Monitor for Symptoms
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Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. | Windsor-Essex County
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) received a report that an employee of the Spirit Halloween Store in Devonshire Mall, located at 3100 Howard Ave in Windsor, has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee worked August 25th. The store management has already been in contact with the WECHU and public health inspectors will be on-site to complete an assessment.
The WECHU staff have spoken with the employee and are working to identify close contacts. All of the proper precautions were taken by the premise and the staff person in question was wearing a face covering while working. While the risk of exposure is low, the WECHU is notifying the public because there is a potential risk of COVID-19 exposure to the customers who visited this store on the specified date.
Customers who visited the store on August 25th are advised to take the online COVID-19 Self-Assessment, monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days, and if any symptoms develop, contact their primary care provider or go to an assessment centre.
“As more businesses continue to open up the potential for exposure to COVID-19 increases. The WECHU will continue to issue alerts any time there is a potential exposure to the public. While the potential for exposure is low this step will ensure all appropriate precautions are taken to limit any further spread of COVID-19.” Said Dr. Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health
To protect yourself from COVID-19:
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly;
- Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue;
- Keep surfaces clean and disinfected;
- Stay home unless it is essential to go out and stay home when you are sick;
- Practice physical distancing (2 Metres); and
- Wear a non-medical cloth mask in commercial establishments and in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Business owners can utilize the Safe Return to Business Toolkit and other resources available on the health unit website at www.wechu.org/cv/general-recommendations-businessses-workplaces.