Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, October 17, 2020

HALIFAX, N.S. – Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flights:

Air Canada flight 610 on October 12 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 2:10 pm. Passengers in rows 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 seats D, E, F are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to to continue to self-isolate as required, monitor for symptoms and call 811 for advice.

Air Canada flight 604 on October 12 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 8 am. Passengers in rows 27, 28, 29, 30 seats A, B and C are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to continue to self-isolate as required, monitor for symptoms and call 811 for advice.

It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on these flights may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 26. Those present on these flights but not in the identified rows and seats should continue to self-isolate as required and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 until October 26.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

Fever (i.e. chills/sweats) OR Cough (new or worsening)
OR
Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
• Sore throat
• Runny nose/nasal congestion
• Headache
• Shortness of breath

If you were seated in the affected rows, please contact 811 for next steps.

If you were NOT in the affected rows, but on this flight and are experiencing any of the above 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 required 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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