COVID case linked to Minnedosa business


By Eoin Devereux

July 31, 2020

A recent confirmation of a COVID-19 case in the Prairie Mountain Health region has been linked to a business in Minnedosa. On Thursday, July 30, online chatter began to circulate information regarding a hand written sign posted on the door of Blazers Mini-Mart. The posting simply said “CLOSED. Due to possible exposure to COVID-19.”

That same day, during the Manitoba government’s daily COVID bulletin, it was announced that there were two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) region. The next day, on Friday, July 31, two additional new cases were identified in the Prairie Mountain.

While there has been much comment online by individuals on the case within the region, there had been no direct public comment by the business owners or confirmed employees. On Friday, July 31, however, Public health officials with the province advised that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case identified at Blazers Mini Mart in Minnedosa, on July 25 and from a case identified Thursday at the Asian Spices of Brandon, 437-A 10th St, Brandon, on July 22 and 23.