Potential exposure to COVID-19 on a Maritime Bus, six Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and two WestJet flights

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a Maritime Bus, six Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and two WestJet 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 COVID-19 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, 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. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

  • *CORRECTED DATE AND TIME* Lacewood Eyes on Optometry, front foyer area (362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax) on April 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 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 14.
  • *CORRECTED DATE AND TIME* Mumford Eyes on Optometry, front foyer area (6960 Mumford Rd, Halifax) on April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 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 13.

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those on the following bus 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. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

  • Maritime Bus on May 2 from the Halifax Airport (glass bus shelter located to the right of the Arrivals exit, beyond the hotel shuttles) to the Circle K at 565 George Street in Sydney. The bus departed the Airport at 3:45 p.m. and arrived in Sydney at 9:10 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 16.

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. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

  • Route 90 (Larry Uteck) travelling from the corner of Robie and Quinpool to the corner of Flamingo Drive and Bedford Highway on May 1 between 5:40 a.m. and 7:00 a.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 15.
  • Route 90 (Larry Uteck) travelling from the corner of Flamingo Drive and Bedford Highway to the corner of Robie and Quinpool on May 1 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 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 15.
  • Route 3 (Crosstown) travelling from the corner of North Street and Oxford Street to Wyse Road on May 4 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 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 18.
  • Route 1 (Spring Garden) travelling from the Bridge Terminal (near Wyse Road) to the corner of Allan Street and Oxford Street on May 4 between 12:00 p.m. and 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 18.
  • Route 4 (Universities) travelling from the Lacewood Terminal to the corner of Windsor Street and Hood Street on April 26 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 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 10.
  • Route 4 (Universities) travelling from the Lacewood Terminal to the corner of Windsor Street and Hood Street on April 27 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 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 11.

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.

  • Air Canada 8780 travelling on April 30 from Montreal (8:09 a.m.) to Halifax (10:17 a.m.). Passengers in rows 18-24, seats A, C and D are asked 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. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 14.
  • Air Canada 7560 travelling on May 1 from Montreal (7:10 p.m.) to Halifax (9:35 p.m.). Passengers in rows 5-11, seats C, D and F are asked 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. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 14.
  • WestJet 232 travelling on April 30 from Calgary (9:33 a.m.) to Halifax (5:16 p.m.). Passengers in rows 7-13, seats A, B, C, and D are asked 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. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 14.
  • WestJet 3346 travelling on May 2 from Toronto (9:07 a.m.) to Halifax (12:18 p.m.). Passengers in rows 13-19, seats C, D and F are asked 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. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 16.

Please note: due to the high volume of tests, we are experiencing delays in processing negative lab results, and delays issuing notifications. Please be reassured that these are in progress; it is simply taking longer than usual. 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. However, due to volumes, you may still experience a delay in receiving your results; it may take longer than 72 hours.

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, 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