Potential COVID publicity on transit bus, flights and at a Walmart

Currently, anyone traveling to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving

PRESS RELEASE
NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH
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Nova Scotia Health Public Health advises of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the central zone, including a metro transit bus, and on three flights. In addition to the media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

As a precaution, and given the testing capacity currently available, anyone who worked or visited the following locations on the dates and times indicated is asked to visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for an book COVID-19 test regardless of whether you have COVID-19 symptoms or not. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, there is no need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

• Halifax Transit on December 21st and 28th (same route on both days):

Route 9

  • Greystone via Spring Garden to downtown (4:24 p.m.)
  • Downtown to Greystone (11:29 PM)

It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at the said time will be able to develop symptoms by January 11, 2021.

• Walmart (220 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) January 2nd between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at this point will be able to develop symptoms up to and including January 16. 2021.

Anyone found in the specified rows and seats on the following flight are asked to continue self-isolating and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for a COVID-19 Book test regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

• Air Canada Flight 7560, flying from Montreal (7:06 pm) to Halifax (9:34 pm) on December 27th. Passengers in rows 19-25 of seats C, D and F are asked to continue self-isolating and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for a COVID-19 test book regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as necessary and look out for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight at the stated time can develop symptoms up to and including January 10, 2021.

• Air Canada Flight 614, flying from Toronto (2:40 pm) to Halifax (5:32 pm) on January 2nd. Passengers in rows 34-40 of seats A, B, C and D are asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to avoid a COVID- 19 test to book whether you have COVID-19 symptoms or not. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as necessary and look out for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight at the stated time can develop symptoms up to and including January 16, 2021.

• WestJet Flight 248, which flies from Toronto (9:00 AM) to Halifax (11:30 AM) on January 3. Passengers in rows 19-24 of seats A, B, C and D are asked to continue to self-isolate and to visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en immediately to avoid a COVID- 19 test to book whether you have COVID-19 symptoms or not. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as necessary and look out for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight at the named time can develop symptoms up to and including January 17, 2021.

Please remember:

Visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to do a self-assessment if you’ve had or are currently experiencing:

• fever or cough (new or worsening)

OR

• two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

  • Sore throat
  • runny nose
  • a headache
  • shortness of breath

Please do not contact a COVID-19 assessment center directly without being prompted to do so, and do not go to a pop-up location for quick tests.

Currently, anyone traveling to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving. If a person who is traveling for non-essential reasons enters Nova Scotia from outside of Atlantic Canada, everyone in the house where they are self-isolating must also self-isolate.

When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notice, it is in no way a reflection of the behavior or activities of anyone named in the notice.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and to follow public health guidelines for access to care. Current information on COVID-19 can be found at novascotia.ca/coronavirus

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