Potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada Flights

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**** NSHA Media Release

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada Flights
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in the Central Zone and various flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit​ covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/​ 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.
For the following locations, 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.
  • Atlantic Superstore (745 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville) on Feb. 16 between 8:15 p.m. and 9:00 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, March 2.
  • Winners Bedford Commons (181 Damascus Rd, Bedford) on Feb. 19 between 10:00 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, March 5.
  • Walmart Bedford Commons (141 Damascus Rd, Bedford) on Feb. 19 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 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, March 5.
  • Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington St, Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 12:00 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, March 5.
Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should 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.
  • Air Canada flight 8772 departing from Montreal on Feb. 16 (7:10 p.m.) and arriving in Halifax (9:50 p.m.) Passengers in rows 2-14, seats A, C and D​ are 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. 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 on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 2.
**UPDATE**
Public Health is advising of potential exposure to a variant of COVID-19 on the following flight:
  • Air Canada flight 7572 (Sky Regional) departing from Toronto on Feb. 10 (2:25 p.m.) and arriving in Halifax (5:24 p.m.) All passengers of this flight​ are 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 and continue self-isolating until test results are available.
Please remember:
Do​ not​ go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online and do​ not​ go to a pop-up rapid testing location.
Currently, anyone who traveled outside Nova Scotia or PEI is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside Nova Scotia or PEI is unable to isolate alone, 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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