Updated Times and Testing for potential exposure to COVID-19 at Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant (Nov 2)


November 8, 2020

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is updating the timeline for potential exposure to COVID-19 at The Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant (1572 Argyle Street) in Halifax on November 2. This exposure was previously announced on Thursday, November 5. The potential exposure to COVID-19 timeline for The Bitter End for November 2 has been extended to include all patrons and staff who attended the establishment between 9 p.m. and closing. 

Public Health is advising those who attended The Bitter End Martini Bar on November 2 from 9 p.m. until closing to immediately contact 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing, regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not. 

Visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/  to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or you are currently experiencing:

  • fever or cough (new or worsening) 


  • two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • sore throat
    • runny nose 
    • headache
    • shortness of breath

You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. 

Please remember:

  • To self-isolate until you receive 811 advice on next steps.
  • Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.

Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving. 

When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behavior 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 https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

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