Scott Moe self-monitoring for symptoms of Covid-19

Potential exposure at Econo Lumber in Prince Albert, where a campaign announcement was made

October 11, 2020, 2:50 pm

Scott Moe made an announcement on the reduction of the provincial small business tax at Econo Lumber in Prince Albert on October 3. An employee at the store later tested positive for Covid-19.

Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe is self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms after he was potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus at a campaign event.

On Sunday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority issued a COVID-19 exposure alert for Econo Lumber in Prince Albert on Oct. 3 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

At 10 a.m. that day, the Saskatchewan Party held a campaign event that was attended by Moe and Saskatchewan Party candidates Joe Hargrave, Alana Ross and Jeremy Harrison.

According to the Saskatchewan Party, Moe is not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, neither is his team or the Sask. Party candidates who attended the event.

All are currently self-monitoring for symptoms for the next 14 days, in accordance with public health advice.

“The business owner has confirmed that no attendees or participants in the announcement had contact with the individual that was the source of the potential exposure alert, nor were they in the same area of the individual,” said Jim Billington, spokesperson for the Saskatchewan Party campaign.

“During the announcement, a number of precautionary measures were in place including physical distancing, mask usage and hand sanitization.”

Billington says if anyone starts experiencing symptoms they will immediately self-isolate and seek testing.