Saskatoon

Sutherland Curling Club member tests positive for COVID-19

A member of the Sutherland Curling Club in Saskatoon has tested positive for COVID-19. The club alerted members Sunday evening.

Person had played a league game March 12

The member played a league game on March 12. (Bongarts/Getty Images)

A member of the men's league at Sutherland Curling Club in Saskatoon has tested positive for COVID-19. The club alerted members via email and in a Facebook post Sunday evening, which is the day they found out about the diagnosis. 

The person in question played a league game March 12. The post said the opposing team was notified by phone. 

The club's general manager, Dwayne Yachiw, said there were probably around 100 people in the building that day. Yachiw said four different leagues run that day and they're all full.

"I thought it was just a matter of time just because we have so many people coming and going," he said. 

"Definitely, you don't want to see it happen but I was expecting it."

The leagues curling that day were local, so all teams were from Saskatoon or the surrounding area. 

Two days after the infected person curled at the club, the club made the decision to close. 

Yachiw said players have been asking him about their risk.

"It's just a matter of staying safe and following the guidelines that are put out right now to help get this thing stopped," he said.

The email to the members advised them to stay isolated as much as they can. 

The club will remain closed until further notice.

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