Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and on three flights

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and on three Air Canada flights. 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.

Moderate risk exposure

If fully or partially vaccinated, please follow the instructions noted in this table for moderate risk contacts. 

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times for at least 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; however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

  • Zatzman Sportsplex, swimming pool and men’s change room, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, on:
    • August 11 between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    • August 13 between 11:30 a.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, August 27.

High risk exposure

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats are required to follow the isolation and testing instructions in this table as a high risk contact.

  • Air Canada flight 661 travelling on August 8 from Halifax (6:35 a.m.) to Montreal (7:10 a.m.). Passengers in rows 12 to 15, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, August 22.
     
  • Air Canada flight 618 travelling on August 13 from Toronto (9:16 p.m.) to Halifax (12:18 a.m. August 14). Passengers in rows 19 to 25, 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, August 28.
     
  • Air Canada flight 674 travelling on August 15 from Calgary (9:55 a.m.) to Halifax (5:40 p.m.). Passengers in rows 18 to 24, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, August 29.

To book your COVID-19 test visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en, regardless of whether or not you 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.

Anyone who is travelling within Canada into Nova Scotia, from outside of the Atlantic provinces, 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#

Please note:

Please get tested at a primary assessment centre or public health mobile unit; do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Nova Scotians also have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca/. To be eligible to receive results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access 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.

If you have not booked your vaccine appointment, please visit 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.