Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 8 locations across Central Zone and on one flight

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**** NSHA Media Release

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 8 locations across Central Zone and on one flight
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at eight locations in the Halifax region and on one flight.
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
In an abundance of caution and given the current testing capacity available, anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times is asked to immediately visit https://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.​ If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. Public Health is currently in the process of notifying all businesses listed below:
  • Superstore (1650 Bedford Hwy, Bedford) on Dec. 21 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 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, Jan. 4
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (4 Forest Hills Pkwy, Cole Harbour) on Dec. 22 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:40 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, Jan. 5.
  • Costco (137 Countryview Drive, Dartmouth) on Dec. 19 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 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, Jan. 2.
  • WestJet Flight 232 from Fort McMurray to Halifax on Dec. 22, anyone seated in rows 1 through 6. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Jan. 5.​
  • NSLC (1 Forest Hill’s Parkway, Cole Harbour) on Dec. 23 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 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, Jan. 6
  • Dugger’s Mens Wear (Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on Dec. 23 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 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, Jan. 6
  • Lee Valley (150 Susie Lake Crescent, Bayer’s Lake) on Dec. 23 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 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, Jan. 6
  • The Vegetorium (2900 Hwy 2, Fall River) on December 23 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 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, Jan. 6
Anyone who worked or visited the following location during the specified dates and times is required to immediately visit https://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. Regardless if you have symptoms or not, you are required to self-isolate while you await your test results.
  • Canadian Tire (30 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth Crossing, Dartmouth) on Dec. 21 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m and Dec. 22 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 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, Jan. 5.​
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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