Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, several Halifax Transit bus routes and an Air Canada flight

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

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.

• *CORRECTION – no exposure* McDonalds (3486 Kempt Road, Halifax) on May 15 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 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, May 29.

• Walmart Bayers Lake (220 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on:
o May 16 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
o May 17 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
o May 18 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
o May 20 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 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 3

• Ultramar (2816 Gottingen Street, Halifax) on:
o May 17 between 1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
o May 18 between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
o May 19 between 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.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 2.

• Atlantic Superstore (6139 Quinpool Road, Halifax) on May 18 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 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 1.

• Atlantic Superstore (6141 Young Street, Halifax) on May 20 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 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 3.

• Foodland Berwick (223 Commercial Street, Berwick) on May 21 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.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 4.

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.

• Halifax Transit Route #3 (Crosstown), which runs from Marketplace and Bancroft to Lacewood Terminal, on May 17 between 6:05 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 31.
• Halifax Transit Route #4 (Universities), which runs from Lacewood Terminal to LeMarchant and University, on May 17 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 31.
• Halifax Transit Route #8 (Sackville), which runs from Halifax to Sackville Terminal, on May 17 between 3:40 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 31.
• Halifax Transit Route #8 (Sackville), which runs from Sackville Terminal to Halifax, on May 17 between 8:20 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 31.
• Halifax Transit Route #8 (Sackville), which runs from Halifax to Sackville Terminal, on May 18 between 3:40 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 1.
• Halifax Transit Route #8 (Sackville), which runs from Sackville Terminal to Halifax, on May 18 between 10:20 p.m. and 11:10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 1.
• Halifax Transit Route #8 (Sackville), which runs from Halifax to Sackville Terminal, on May 19 between 12:50 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 2.
• Halifax Transit Route #8 (Sackville), which runs from Sackville Terminal to Halifax, on May 19 between 9:20 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 2.

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.

• Air Canada 7560 travelling on May 18 from Montreal (7:05 p.m.) to Halifax (9:29 p.m.). Passengers in rows 17-23, 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 1.

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