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Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 4 locations in Central Zone
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at 4 locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Out of 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 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. Please read carefully the locations and specific self-isolation advice below.
Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result:
Pete’s Frootique Sunnyside Mall (1595 Bedford Hwy, Bedford) on Dec. 23 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Walmart Bedford Commons – photo kiosk area (141 Damascus Rd, Bedford) on Dec. 23 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their 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.
Walmart Bedford Commons – rest of store (141 Damascus Rd, Bedford) on Dec. 23 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Michael’s Bedford Commons (161 Damascus Rd, Bedford) on Dec. 23 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sobey’s Tacoma Drive (60 Tacoma Dr, Dartmouth) on Dec. 23 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including Jan. 6.
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):
o sore throat
o runny nose
o 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