Potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and time should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.         
 

  • Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Mount Saint Vincent University to Robie and University on June 23 between 7:45 and 8 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 7.
     
  • Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Robie and University to Mount Saint Vincent University on June 23 between 4. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 7.
     
  • Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Mount Saint Vincent University to Robie and University on June 24 between 7:45 and 8 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 8.
     
  • Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Robie and University to Mount Saint Vincent University on June 24 between 4 and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 8.

**Please note, if you have 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.

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, 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, 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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