Saskatchewan

Sask. Premier Scott Moe self-isolating after potential COVID-19 exposure

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is self-isolating after potential exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, the province said in a news release on Monday.

Potential exposure happened at Original Joe's restaurant in Prince Albert, says government release

The Saskatchewan government said anyone who has been in contact with Moe will be self-monitoring. (Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press)

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is self-isolating after potential exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, the province said in a news release on Monday.

The government said the potential exposure happened on Nov. 15 at Original Joe's restaurant in Prince Albert.

Moe had lunch at the restaurant with family following a death in the family. 

A news release said he learned about the exposure through a special alert the Saskatchewan Health Authority sent out Monday morning.

Moe is expected to remain in self-isolation in his home in Shellbrook, Sask., until Nov. 29 — 14 days after the potential exposure, as is outlined in public health guidance.

The release said Moe is not experiencing any symptoms, but did receive a COVID-19 test on Monday as a precaution.

Anyone who has been in contact with Moe will be self-monitoring, the release said. That includes staff, cabinet and anyone who participated in a news conference on Nov. 17.

Among those in attendance that day was Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab.

The government said Moe will continue his work remotely, including preparing for the upcoming Legislative Session and Throne Speech, while in isolation. 

MLAs will be sworn in on Nov. 25. Deputy Premier Donna Harpauer will attend in Moe's absence. A release said Moe will be sworn in as MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook at a later date.

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