Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Marine Atlantic crossings

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Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Marine Atlantic crossings
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Marine Atlantic ferry crossings. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Anyone who was on the following Marine Atlantic ferry crossings are asked to 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.
If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.
  • Marine Atlantic crossing travelling on MV Blue Puttees departing from North Sydney, NS (Thursday, April 1) at 11:45 a.m. arriving in Port-aux-Basques, NL the same day. All passengers 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this ferry on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 15, 2021.
  • Marine Atlantic crossing travelling on MV Blue Puttees departing from Port-aux-Basques, NL (Tuesday, April 6) at 12:30 p.m. arriving in North Sydney, NS on the same day. All passengers 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this ferry on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 20, 2021.
Please remember:
Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online or call 811 and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.
Currently, anyone who traveled outside of Atlantic Canada is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside of Atlantic Canada is unable to isolate alone, then everyone in the home where they are 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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