Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on August 26 Westjet flight from Calgary to Halifax
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flight:
· Westjet Airlines Calgary – Halifax (Westjet flight WS232). Arrival in Halifax at 1714 on August 26. Passengers in rows 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 seats A, B and C are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.
Public Health is also directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, 14 days after. Those present on this flight but not in the identified rows and seats should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 symptoms include:
•Fever (chills, sweats, etc.)
•Cough (new or worsening)
•Shortness of breath
•Nasal congestion or runny nose
•Loss of sense of smell or taste
•Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms:
•Call 811 for assessment. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice on next steps.
•Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.
When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behavior or activities of those named in the notification.
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.
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
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