Potential exposures to COVID-19 at four Central Zone locations

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Potential exposures to COVID-19 at four Central Zone locations
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at four locations in the Central Zone.
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 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:
  • Sobey’s Russell Lake (268 Baker Drive, Dartmouth) on Dec. 16 between 4:20 p.m. and 7:00 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, Dec. 30.​
  • Sobey’s First Lake (80 First Lake Drive, Sackville) on Dec. 19 between 11:40 a.m. and 2:15 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.​
  • Micmac Mall (21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth) on Dec. 21 between 4:40 p.m. and 7:15 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.​
  • ToysRUs (15 Gale Terrace, Dartmouth) on Dec. 21 between 5:25 p.m. and 8:00 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.​
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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