Potential COVID-19 exposure on two separate flights to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential public exposure to COVID-19 on two recent flights arriving in Halifax: 
  • Air Canada flight 7488 from Montreal to Halifax on October 25, 2020. The flight departed Montreal at 7:15 p.m. and arrived in Halifax at 9:50 p.m. Public health is advising that passengers in rows 21 to 27, seats D,E and F monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and call 811 for advice if needed. 
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on flight AC7488 may develop symptoms up to, and including, November 8. Those present on this flight 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 November 8.
  • Air Canada flight 622 from Toronto to Halifax on October 27, 2020. The flight left Toronto at 6:40 p.m. and arrived in Halifax at 9:40 p.m. In this case, the passenger moved throughout the plane. Public health recommends all passengers on this flight monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days and call 811 for advice if needed. 
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on flight AC622 may develop symptoms up to, and including, November 10. Those present on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 until November 10.
 
COVID-19 symptoms to include:
  • fever or cough (new or worsening) 
OR
  • Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • sore throat
    • runny nose 
    • headache
    • shortness of breath
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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