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Potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Central Zone
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 in the Central Zone.
Regardless of whether you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following location on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.
- *ADDITIONAL EXPOSURE TIME* Mount Uniacke Pub and Eatery (125 Hwy. 1, Mount Uniacke) on Saturday, March 13 between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated anyone exposed to the virus at this location on March 13 may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 27.
- *Reminder* Mount Uniacke Pub and Eatery (125 Hwy. 1, Mount Uniacke) on Friday, March 12 between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It is anticipated anyone exposed to the virus at this location on March 12 may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 26.
As a result of recent potential exposures in the Mount Uniacke area, Public Health’s mobile unit will be offering community-based COVID-19 testing in Mount Uniacke on Saturday and Sunday.
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at the following location:
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 165 (18 Veterans Ln., Mount Uniacke)
· Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Community members are encouraged to pre-book their testing appointments for the Mobile Unit by completing the self-assessment online survey at http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en. If you don’t have access to the internet, call 811.
Drop-in testing is based on capacity. It is recommended you pre-book your appointment online.
Important notes when visiting the mobile unit:
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if Public Health asked you to self-isolate, you need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. Otherwise, you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.
- The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children up to age 18. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.
- Please bring your health card if you have one.
- You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
- If, in the past 48 hours, you have had or are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can still get tested at the Mobile Unit, however, you must book your appointment so our team knows when to expect you.
Do not come to the Mobile Unit if you have:
- travelled outside of N.S., N.B, and P.E.I. in the last 14 days
- been identified by Public Health that you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19
Anyone in Nova Scotia can book an appointment at any of the 28 testing sites across the province by doing a self-assessment online (http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en) or by calling 811.
If, in the past 48 hours, you have had or are currently experiencing the following symptoms, visit http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to do a self-assessment or call 811:
- fever or cough (new or worsening)
- any of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
- sore throat
- runny nose
- shortness of breath
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.
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/coronavirusNova Scotia
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