Potential public exposure to COVID-19 in Hearst
Gyms and fitness centres prepare to open in Windsor-Essex as part of Stage 3. (Rich Garton / CTV Windsor)
SUDBURY -- The Porcupine Health Unit has released more information about a recently confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hearst, saying there's a risk of public exposure.
"Through our investigation, we have learned of a potential exposure to members of the Rick's Muscle World Centre gym in Hearst on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 and Wednesday, October 21, 2020 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m," says Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer Health with the Porcupine Health Unit.
The health unit is asking that individuals who were at the gym during that time to self-monitor for 14 days, which ends Nov. 4 or Nov. 5.
If you were at the gym and are experiencing symptoms, health officials say you should self-isolate at home and call the Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Information Line at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818.
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Sore throat/hoarse voice
- Difficulty swallowing
- Runny nose or nasal congestion
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
- Unexplained fatigue or malaise
- Muscle aches
- Unexplained or increased number of falls
- Acute functional decline
- Exacerbation of current chronic conditions