NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Westville funeral home and Alma fire hall
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 01:58PM
NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Sunday, March 15 at Eagles Funeral Home in Westville, and the Alma Fire Hall.
This notification is being made out of an abundance of caution as Public Health now starts contact tracing 48 hours before symptom onset. These events fell within that 48-hour period.
People who may have been exposed at the funeral home or fire hall are just past the 14-day period where they should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you were at those locations and you have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 since then, please call 811. This will help NSHA Public Health to identify any connected cases and will aid in containment efforts.
COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Difficulty breathing
If you have COVID-19 symptoms:
- Take the COVID-19 online self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you need to call 811.
- If needed, 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 NSHA 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.
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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