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Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern Zone and Central Zone and on Air Canada Flight
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in the Northern Zone, a location in Central Zone and on an Air Canada Flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed at http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Anyone present at the following location on the specified date and time is asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
· Sobey’s Elmsdale (269 Hwy 214, Elmsdale) on Dec. 14 between 6:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 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, Dec. 29.
· Apple Store – Halifax Shopping Centre (7001 Mumford Rd, Halifax) on Dec. 11 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 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, Dec. 25.
Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows/seats is asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately visit http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they 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.
· Air Canada flight #614 travelling on Dec. 11 from Toronto (1:55 p.m.) to Halifax (5:55 p.m.). Passengers in rows 24 to 30, in seats D, E, F are asked to continue to self-isolate and visit http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 25.
Visit http://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)
- two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
- sore throat
- runny nose
- 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