**** NSHA Media Release
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 28 flight from Montreal to Halifax
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight AC 7558 on Oct. 28 from Montreal to Halifax. It departed Montreal at 1:45 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 4:05 p.m.
Passengers in rows 20 – 26 seats A, B and C are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice and to continue to self-isolate.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Nov. 11. Those present on this flight but not in the identified rows and seats should continue to self-isolate as required and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
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):
o sore throat
o runny nose
o shortness of breath
You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.
- 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 alone for 14 days after arriving. Effective Nov. 9, if a person travelling for non-essential reasons enters Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada, then everyone in the home where they are self-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