Potential exposure to COVID-19 in Central Zone on Halifax Metro Transit Bus #8

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Metro Transit Bus #8

April 4, 2021

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a Metro Transit Bus in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who travelled on Bus #8 on the specified dates and times is asked to 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.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

  • Halifax Transit Bus #8 on March 30 and March 31 (same route both days):
    • 7:20 am to 8:50 am ( Barrington Street to Bedford Highway)
    • 4 to 5:30 pm (Bedford Highway to Barrington Street)

Please remember:

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

Currently, anyone who traveled outside Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or PEI is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI is unable to isolate alone, 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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