Corrections to the COVID-19 exposure notice issued July 11, 2021

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of one correction and four retractions for the public exposure notice shared July 11; please see the corrected address and the four retracted exposures below. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

Moderate risk exposures

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

If fully or partially vaccinated, please follow the instructions noted in this table for moderate risk contacts. 

  • Swiss Chalet (**CORRECTION** 358 Lacewood Drive, Halifax) on July 9 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 23.

Please note:

Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online or call 811 and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

**Retractions** 

The previously reported public exposure notices below have been retracted. Anyone present at the following locations, at the following times, are no longer considered to have had a potential exposure to COVID-19. However, Public Health recommends that people continue to get tested regularly for COVID-19 regardless of whether a person has symptoms. Visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test.

  • **RETRACTION** Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on July 8 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 22.
  • **RETRACTION** Walmart (220 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on July 8 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 22.
  • **RETRACTION** Costco Vision Center (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on July 9 between 9 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 23.
  • **RETRACTION** Halifax Shopping Centre – Food Court (7001 Mumford Rd Unit #722, Halifax) on July 8 between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 22.

Nova Scotians have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca/. To be eligible to receive results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.

Currently, anyone who is travelling into Nova Scotia from outside of Atlantic Canada must follow self-isolation instructions based on vaccination status. View details at: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/phase-three/

When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behaviour or activities of those named in the notification.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.