Potential exposures to COVID-19 on three flights
Friday, December 25, 2020 - 03:32PM
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Anyone who was on the following flights in the specified rows/seats is asked to continue to self-isolate for the 14-days required, and to 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 8374 from Fort McMurray (9:47 a.m.) to Calgary (11:14 a.m.) on Dec. 23, anyone seated in rows 13-19 in seats A, B and C. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, Jan. 6.
- Air Canada Flight 146 from Calgary (1:45 p.m.) to Toronto (19:25 p.m.) on Dec. 23, anyone seated in rows 19-25. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, Jan. 6.
- Air Canada Flight 8210 from Toronto (20:55 p.m.) Dec. 23 to Sydney (12:15 a.m.) Dec. 24, anyone seated in rows 19-25 and seats A, B and C. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, Jan. 6.
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)
- two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
- sore throat
- runny nose
- 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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Mail to: NSHAmedia@nshealth.ca