Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Northern Zone and two West Jet flight

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the Northern Zone and two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Public Health is currently in the process of contacting all businesses listed below.

Anyone present at the following locations on the specified date and time is asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Atlantic Superstore (394 Westville Road, New Glasgow) on Dec. 6 between 12:30 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, Dec. 20.
  • Canadian Tire (Highland Square Mall, 699 Westville Road, New Glasgow) on Dec. 6 between 12:30 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, Dec. 20.

Anyone who was on the following flights in the specified rows/seats is asked to continue to self-isolate for the 14-days required, and closely monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • West Jet Flight WS 670 travelling on Dec. 9 from Calgary (1:30 p.m.) to Toronto (7:15 p.m.). Passengers in rows 12-18, in seats D, E, and F are asked to continue to self-isolate and monitor for signs and symptoms of 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, Dec 23.
  • West Jet Flight WS 254 travelling from Toronto (Dec 9. at 9:45 p.m.) to Halifax (Dec. 10 at 12:48 a.m.). Passengers in rows 15-21 in seats A, B, and C are asked to continue to self-isolate and monitor for signs and symptoms of 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, Dec 24.

Please remember:

Visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to do a self-assessment if you have had or you are currently experiencing:

  • 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

Please do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person travelling for non-essential reasons enters Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada, then everyone in the home where they are self-isolating will have to self-isolate as well.

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

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