Self-isolation over COVID-19 concerns ends at Fire Station No. 4

Four Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) firefighters were moved from self-isolation to self-monitoring in continued efforts to contain coronavirus Saturday afternoon.

The crew had been placed in self-isolation after coming into contact with a patient on March 11 who was being tested for COVID-19.

The four staff members were isolated inside the station for 18 hours, a decision the department said was jointly agreed upon.

The station was also closed to outside access during this time period and contingency plans were activated to maintain coverage from a secondary location in the district, officials said.

There were six presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the province as of Sunday morning.

Concerned about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. And if you get sick, stay at home.

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