Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight. 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, any passengers who were on the following locations on the named dates and times 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.

· Halifax Transit Route #10 (Dalhousie) travelling from Booth Street to the Bridge Terminal on April 30 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 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.

· Halifax Transit Route #1 (Spring Garden) travelling from the Bridge Terminal to Spring Garden Road on April 30 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 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 14.

· Halifax Transit Route #1 (Spring Garden) travelling from Spring Garden Road to the Bridge Terminal on April 30 between 10:15 p.m. and 11:45 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 14.

· Halifax Transit Route #10 (Dalhousie) travelling from the Bridge Terminal to Booth Street on April 30 between 11:15 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. on May 1. 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.

· Halifax Transit Route #21 (Timberlea) travelling from Brentwood Avenue after Eisener Street (Stop 6318) to Chain Lake Drive opposite Civic 209 (Stop 6387) on May 4 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 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.

· Halifax Transit Route #21 (Timberlea) travelling from Brentwood Ave after Eisener Street (Stop 6318) to Chain Lake Drive opposite Civic 209 (Stop 6387) on May 5 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 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 19.

· Halifax Transit Route #53 (Notting Park) from Albro Lake Road to the Bridge Terminal 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.

· Halifax Transit Route #53 (Notting Park) from Wyse Road before Boland Road to Albro Lake Road on May 4 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 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.

· Halifax Transit Route #39 (Flamingo) travelling from Farnham Gate Road/Chelton Woods to Bedford Hwy/Bayview on May 5 between 9:15 a.m. and 11 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 19.

· Halifax Transit Route #8 (Sackville) travelling from Bedford Hwy/Bayview to Robie/Quinpool on May 5 between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 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 19.

· Halifax Transit Route #3 (Crosstown) from Mumford Terminal to Lacewood Terminal on May 5 between 2:15 p.m. and 4 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 19.

· Halifax Transit Route #39 (Flamingo) from Lacewood Terminal to Farnham Gate Road/Chelton Woods on May 5 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 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 19.

· Halifax Transit Route #39 (Flamingo) from Farnham Gate Road/Montgomery Court to Lacewood Terminal on May 6 between 6:15 a.m. and 8:00 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 20.

· Halifax Transit Route #3 (Crosstown) from Lacewood Terminal to Mumford Terminal on May 6 between 6:45 a.m. and 8:30 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 20.

· Halifax Transit Route #3 (Crosstown) from Mumford Terminal to Lacewood Terminal on May 6 between 1:45 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 20.

· Halifax Transit Route #39 (Flamingo) from Lacewood Terminal to Farnham Gate Road/Chelton Woods on May 6 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 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 20.

· Halifax Transit Route #39 (Flamingo) from Farnham Gate Road/Montgomery Court to Lacewood Terminal on May 7 between 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 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 21.

· Halifax Transit Route #28 (Bayers Lake) from Lacewood Terminal to Mumford Terminal on May 7 between 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 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 21.

· Halifax Transit Route #9B (Herring Cove) from Mumford Terminal to Barrington Street/Sackville Street on May 7 between 1:45 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 21.

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 624 travelling on April 27 from Toronto (9:15 p.m.) to Halifax arriving on April 28 (12:15 a.m.). Passengers in rows 20 - 26, 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 12.

· Air Canada 604 travelling on May 8 from Toronto (8:24 a.m.) to Halifax (11:31 a.m.). Passengers in rows 12 – 18, seats C, D, E 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 22.

· West Jet WS230 on May 7 from Calgary (9:39 a.m.) to Halifax (5:19 p.m.). Passengers in rows 3 - 9, seats C, D, E, 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 21.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of tests, Nova Scotia Health is experiencing delays in processing negative lab results, and delays issuing notifications. Please be reassured they 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, bring a provincial health card with you to your testing appointment. However, due to volumes, you may still experience a delay in receiving your result, which 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