Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one Air Canada flight

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on one 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 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 7560 travelling on June 28 from Montreal (7:30 p.m.) to Halifax (9:58 p.m.). Passengers in rows 12–18, seats A, C, and D. It is anticipated anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on this date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 12.

*If you are FULLY VACCINATED: You are not required to self-isolate if it has been more than 14 days since your second dose of vaccine and you are not experiencing any symptoms. You are still asked to get tested 72 hours following the exposure. If you have or develop symptoms you should self-isolate, get tested, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.

*If you are PARTIALLY VACCINATED: If it has been more than 14 days since your first dose of vaccine, or more than 21 days if you’re 70 years old or greater...
• Self-isolate for seven days from the last exposure date (until July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.)
• Get tested 72 hours after the exposure and again on day five or six of isolation.
• If you receive two negative test results, you can end isolation after day seven.
• Public Health will contact you to answer your questions.
• You will receive a call or email regarding the Public Health daily check-in digital service. This system will help you self-manage symptom monitoring and connect back to Public Health as needed.

*If you are UNVACCINATED: If you have not received any COVID-19 vaccine, you are required to:
• Immediately self-isolate for 14 days from the exposure date (until July 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.), whether or not you have symptoms, and regardless of your test results.
• Get tested 72 hours after the exposure.
• You are asked to be re-tested on either day six, seven, or eight, and again on day 12, 13, or 14 following the last exposure.
• If you cannot effectively isolate in your home away from other family members, please book testing every three or four days.
• Public Health will contact you to answer your questions.
• You will receive a call or email regarding the Public Health daily check-in digital service. This system will help you self-manage symptom monitoring and connect back to Public Health as needed.

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 traveled outside of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador is unable to isolate alone, then everyone in the home where they are 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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