Possible COVID-19 staff exposure at Baseline Walmart pharmacy

OTTAWA – Ottawa health officials suspect a Baseline Road Walmart may have been infected with COVID-19.

“Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is currently investigating a person who tested positive for COVID-19, who provided service at the Walmart Pharmacy located at 1375 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, during the contagious period,” OPH staff released in a statement today (Aug. 27). “All customers who received service from this pharmacy for 15 minutes or more during time periods below are advised they may have been exposed to COVID-19.”

These individuals should immediately self-isolate and contact Ottawa Public Health by calling 613-580-6744 to determine whether their exposure was high-risk for COVID-19 transmission and if testing is recommended. 

  • Aug. 15, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walmart Pharmacy, 1375 Baseline Rd.
  • Aug. 16, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walmart Pharmacy, 1375 Baseline Rd.

“Customers of this Walmart location who did not receive direct service from the pharmacy or who received services from the pharmacy outside of these time periods are not considered at higher risk of exposure from this occurrence,” OPH said. “All potentially exposed employees have been contacted by Ottawa Public Health.”

You can visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus to learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself (and others) and what to do if you suspect you may be infected with the virus.