Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights

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Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights.
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Anyone who was on the following flights in the specified rows/seats is asked to continue to self-isolate for the 14-days required, and closely monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19:
  • WestJet flight #228 travelling on Dec. 3 from Calgary (11:14 p.m.) to Halifax (Dec 4. at 7:06 a.m.). Passengers in rows 6-12, seats D, E and F are asked to continue to self-isolate and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec 18.
  • WestJet flight #254 travelling on Dec. 8 from Toronto (9:45 p.m.) to Halifax (Dec. 9 at 12:48 a.m.) in rows 8-14, seats A, B and C​ are asked to continue to self-isolate and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec 23.
Please remember:
Visit​ https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en​ to do a self-assessment if you have had or you are currently experiencing:
  • fever or cough (new or worsening)
OR
  • two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
Please do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so and do​ not​ go to a pop-up rapid testing location.
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. 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

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