*CORRECTION* Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of corrections to yesterday’s release of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures
 
Nova Scotia Health Public Health has discovered that the high risk exposure notifications listed last night for Lawton’s Halifax Shopping Centre on April 20 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. was incorrect. 
 
In addition, the high risk exposure for Halifax Shopping Centre on April 19 and April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m was also incorrect. 
 
Though there was a high risk exposure at these locations, the exposure was limited and those individuals have been contacted directly by Public Health to self-isolate. The exposure to the general public was low risk, therefore we ask that those present arrange a COVID-19 test, however, you do not have to self-isolate unless you have symptoms of the virus. We understand that this has caused significant disruption in the community, and we apologize for this error.
 
Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ 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. 
 
*CORRECTION to actions required* If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result for these locations: 
  • Lawton’s Halifax Shopping Centre (7001 Mumford Rd, Halifax) on April 20 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 6. 
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (7001 Mumford Rd. Halifax) on April 19 and April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 4. 
 
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, PEI or Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside Nova Scotia, PEI or Newfoundland and Labrador 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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