Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Western, Central, and Eastern Zones, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight.

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

  • Fresh Cuts Market (1101 King Street, Bridgewater) on May 7 and 8 between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., on May 9 and 12 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., on May 13 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and May 14 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 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 28.
  • Sobeys New Minas (9256 Commercial Street, New Minas) on May 10 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 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 24.
  • *CORRECTION to location* Vogue Cleaners [NOT Snow White Laundry & Dry Cleaning] (470 Prince Street, Sydney) on May 12 and 13 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 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 27.
  • Costco Halifax (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 13 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 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 27.
  • Atlantic Superstore (1225 Kings Road, Sydney River) on May 13 between 7:00 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 27.
  • Walmart (80 Sydney Port Access Road, Sydney) on May 13 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and May 14 between 7:00 a.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 28.
  • McDonalds Herring Cove (331 Herring Cove Road, Halifax) on May 13 and 14 between 2:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and May 15 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 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 29.
  • Jake’s Variety Convenience Store (125 Portland Street, Dartmouth) on May 14 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 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 28.
  • Home Depot (368 Lacewood Drive, Halifax) on May 15 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and May 16 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 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 30.
  • NSLC (117 Kearney Lake Road, Halifax) on May 15 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 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 29.
  • Sherwin-Williams Paint Store (405 Sackville Drive Unit 5, Lower Sackville) on May 15 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 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 29.
  • Kent Building Supplies (888 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 15 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 29.
  • Sobeys First Lake (80 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 18 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 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, June 1.

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 9B (Herring Cove), which runs from Mumford Terminal to Herring Cove & Oceanbreeze on May 15 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 29.
  • Halifax Transit Route 9B (Herring Cove), which runs from Herring Cove & Oceanbreeze to Mumford Terminal on May 15 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 29.

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 7556 travelling on May 9 from Montreal (1:15 p.m.) to Halifax (3:39 p.m.). Passengers in rows 16-22, seats A, 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 23.
  • Air Canada 7560 travelling on May 13 from Montreal (7:05 p.m.) to Halifax (9:29 p.m.). Passengers in rows 19-25, seats A, 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.
  • WestJet 3346 travelling on May 14 from Toronto (9:00 a.m.) to Halifax (12:30 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 28.

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