Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

• Air Canada 612 travelling on July 1 from Toronto (4:45 p.m.) to Halifax (7:45 p.m.). Passengers in rows 18-24, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 15.

Please follow the instructions below based on your immunization status:

*If you are FULLY VACCINATED (received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the exposure date) you are not required to self-isolate as long as you are not experiencing any symptoms of the virus. You are still asked to get tested once and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop you should self-isolate, get re-tested and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.

*If you are PARTIALLY VACCINATED (received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the exposure date or more than 21 days if you’re 70 years old or greater):
• If you have completed your required self-isolation upon entry to Nova Scotia for 7 days (until July 8, 2021) and have received 2 negative test results, no further action is required.

*If you are UNVACCINATED (have not received any COVID-19 vaccine, or it has been less than 14 days since your first dose) you are required to:
• Self-isolate for 14 days, until July 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
• Get tested immediately and again between July 13-15, regardless of whether you have symptoms.

Please note:
Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online or call 811 and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Nova Scotians also have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca/. To be eligible to receive results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.

Currently, anyone who is travelling into Nova Scotia from outside of Atlantic Canada must follow self-isolation instructions based on vaccination status. View details at: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/phase-three/

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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