NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on transit buses in Halifax Regional Municipality
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:41AM
NSHA Public Health is advising of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 on Halifax Transit buses:
- April 3 on Route 10; 5:56 PM to 1:04 AM
- April 4 on Route 62; 12:27 PM to 1:33 PM; 4:27 PM to 5:33 PM
- April 4 on Route 60; 1:33 PM to 4:27 PM; 5:33 PM to 8:20 PM
Public Health is directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of the person who was confirmed to have COVID-19. While most people have been contacted, there could be some contacts that Public Health is not aware of.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named dates on these bus routes may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 18, 2020. People should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
If you have two or more COVID-19 symptoms:
- Call 811 for assessment. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice on next steps.
- Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.
“When interactions are transient, such as on public transit, it’s generally considered low-risk from an exposure perspective,” said Dr. Jennifer Cram, Regional Medical Officer of Health. “Sharing information about this potential exposure to COVID-19 will help us identify cases that could be connected and will support our containment efforts.”
When NSHA Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behavior 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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