Health Unit Says Walmart Exposure Potential is Low

The Walmart on Memorial Remains Closed due to Friday's fire.
THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has investigated the potential for virus transmission at the Walmart store on Memorial Avenue in Thunder Bay and have determined that customers who were in the store between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm on April 23, 2020, and between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm on April 26, may be at risk.
The TBDHU says that while this risk is deemed to be low for these individuals it does suggest people who had been in the Walmart location should monitor for symptoms and call the TBDHU if symptoms develop at (807) 625-5900.
TBDHU is also following up regarding Walmart staff who may have been exposed. Everyone should take the following measures to protect themselves and reduce the spread to others.
* Stay home if you are sick
* Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
* Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
* Practice physical distancing by staying at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others.
* Clean and disinfect often, especially high touch surfaces like phones and door knobs.


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