Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Eastern and Western Zones and one Air Canada Flight

May 16, 2021

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and one Air Canada 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.

• Shoppers Drug Mart Cole Harbour (4 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth) on May 10 between 3:00 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 24.

• Sobeys Cole Harbour (2 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth) on May 10 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 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 24.

• Shoppers Drug Mart Tacoma (80 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth) on May 14 between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 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 28.

• Kent Building Supplies Dartmouth Crossing (680 Cutler Avenue, Dartmouth) on:
o May 15 between 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
o May 16 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 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 30.

• Lawtons Drugs Sackville (665 Sackville Drive) on May 11 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 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 25.

• Costco Halifax (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on:
o May 13 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
o May 14 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 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 28.

• Lawtons Drugs Kentville (363 Main Street, Kentville) on May 12 between 5:00 p.m. and 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 26.

• Pharmasave Membertou (200 Churchill Drive, Membertou) on:
o May 11 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
o May 13 between 9 a.m. and 10 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 27.

• Walmart Sydney River (65 Keltic Drive, Sydney River) on May 7 between 3:30 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 21.

• Needs Convenience/Tony’s Bakery/Joany’s Pizza (1429 George Street, Sydney) on:
o May 7 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
o May 9 between 3:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. (May 10)
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including May 24.

• Snow White Laundry & Dry Cleaning (58 Terrace Street, Sydney) on:
o May 12 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
o May 13 between 9 a.m. and 6 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 27.

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 7 (Robie), which runs from North Ridge to Novalea Drive (Samuel Prince Manor), on May 13 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.

• Halifax Transit Route 7 (Robie), which runs from Novalea Drive (Samuel Prince Manor) to North Ridge, on May 13 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.

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 618 travelling on May 12 from Toronto (9:05 p.m.) to Halifax (11:45 p.m.). Passengers in rows 22-28, 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 26.

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. Due to testing volumes, you may experience a delay in receiving your results; it may take longer than 72 hours in some cases. 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