Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zone and on one WestJet flight

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zone and on one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we go about our daily activities, there will be changes in how Public Health communicates COVID-19 public exposures. We will no longer be issuing exposures based on the risk levels of low, moderate, or high. We will be issuing COVID precaution notifications and COVID exposure notifications, where your self-isolation and testing requirements will be based on your vaccination status. You can find this information in this table.

COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION (there has been a potential exposure of minimal risk to the public)
If you were present at any of the following locations or you were a passenger on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times, you are required to follow the instructions in this table for a COVID-19 Precaution Notification based on your vaccination status.

• The Blarney Stone (16339 NS-103, Hebbs Cross) on September 24 between 11:25 a.m. and 1:15 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, October 8.

• Avonport Discount Centre (12725 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Avonport) on September 25 between 9:30 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, October 9.

• Boston Pizza (485 Highway 10, Bridgewater) on September 28 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 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, October 12.

• The Local Public House (421 Lahave St., Bridgewater) on September 29 between 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 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, October 13.

• Ristorante a Mano (1477 Lower Water St., Halifax) on September 28 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 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, October 12.

• Tim Hortons (117 Kearney Lake, Halifax) on September 30 between 1:40 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, October 14.

• Starbucks (84 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on September 30 between 4:30 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, October 14.

• Verano Food Purveyors (1871 Hollis St., Halifax) on October 1 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, October 15.

• Halifax Transit Route #001 (Spring Garden) which ran from Mumford Terminal to Barrington & Duke (northbound) on
o September 27 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
o September 28 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
o September 29 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 13.

• Halifax Transit Route #001 (Spring Garden) which ran from Barrington & Duke (southbound) to Mumford Terminal on September 30 between 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 14.

COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION (the public has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19)
If you were present on the following flight in the specified rows and seats on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes, you are required to follow the instructions in this table for a COVID-19 Exposure Notification based on your vaccination status.

• WestJet 272 travelling on September 29 from Toronto (6:15 p.m.) to Halifax (9:10 p.m.) Passengers in rows 16-22, seats C, D, E 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, October 13.

For those who require testing, book your COVID-19 test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. When booking your test online, please select the reason for testing as: I was at one of the exposure sites at the date and time identified in a recent Public Health public service announcement or letter where testing was recommended. Please get tested at a COVID-19 testing centre or public health mobile unit; do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Anyone who is travelling within Canada into Nova Scotia, from outside of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, must follow the provincial travel regulations based on vaccination status. View details at: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/phase-four/

Anyone who is traveling from outside of Canada into Nova Scotia must follow the federal travel regulations based on vaccination status. View details at: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid#f

If you are not fully vaccinated, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/book-your-vaccination-appointment/ or call 1-833-797-7772.

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.

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