Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights. 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 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 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

For the following locations, 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, as are the other members of your household.

  • Kent Building Supplies (225 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 22 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 5. See note below re Flooring Department.
     
  • Best Buy (11 Washmill Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 25 between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 8.
     
  • Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on May 25 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 8.
  • Sobeys (2651 Windsor Street, Halifax) on May 25 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 8.

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes 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 and 10-12 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

  • Kent Building Supplies – Flooring Department (225 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 22 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 5.

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 and 10-12 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 #4 (Universities), which runs from Lacewood Terminal to the corner of Lemarchant Street and University Avenue, on May 22 between 11:35 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 5.
  • Halifax Transit Route #4 (Universities), which runs from the corner of Lemarchant Street and University Avenue to Lacewood Terminal, on May 22 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 5.
  • Halifax Transit Route #4 (Universities), which runs from Lacewood Terminal to the corner of Lemarchant Street and University Avenue, on May 23 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 6.
  • Halifax Transit Route #3 (Crosstown), which runs from Marketplace and Bancroft to Lacewood, on May 23 between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 6.

Anyone who was on the following flights in the specified rows and seats should 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. All other passengers on these flights should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • WestJet 230 travelling on May 24 from Calgary (9:30 a.m.) to Halifax (5:19 p.m.). Passengers in rows 1 – 7, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 7.
  • Air Canada 7556 travelling on May 24 from Montreal (1:15 p.m.) to Halifax (3:39 p.m.). Passengers in rows 23 – 27, seats C, D and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 7.

Please Note: Those being tested are encouraged to sign up for email notification of negative test results. To be eligible, you need to bring a provincial health card with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive 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.

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.

Currently, anyone who traveled outside of Nova Scotia is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside of Nova Scotia 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.