Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central Zone and three flights

January 5, 2021
 
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the Central Zone, including a Metro Transit bus, and on three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. 
 
Out of an abundance of caution and given the current testing capacity available, anyone who worked or visited the following locations 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 on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 (same route both days):
Route 9
o Greystone to Downtown via Spring Garden (4:24 pm)
o Downtown to Greystone (11:29 pm) 
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Jan. 11, 2021.
 
Walmart (220 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on Jan. 2 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Jan. 16, 2021.
 
Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats is asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately 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. 
Air Canada flight 7560 travelling on Dec. 27 from Montreal (7:06 p.m.) to Halifax (9:34 p.m.). Passengers in rows 19-25 seats C, D and F are asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required 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, Jan. 10, 2021.
 
• Air Canada flight 614 travelling on Jan. 2 from Toronto (2:40 p.m.) to Halifax (5:32 p.m.). Passengers in rows 34-40 seats A, B, C and D are asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required 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, Jan. 16, 2021.
 
• WestJet flight 248 travelling on Jan. 3 from Toronto (9:00 a.m.) to Halifax (11:30 a.m.). Passengers in rows 19-24 seats A, B, C and D are asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required 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, Jan. 17, 2021.
 
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):
o sore throat
o runny nose
o headache
o 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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Provincial media line: 1-844-483-3344