Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, and Air Canada WestJet flights

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**** NSHA Media Release

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, and Air Canada WestJet flights.
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, and Air Canada WestJet flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​
Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms,​ any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes 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.
  • Route 123 (Timberlea Express) travelling from Barrington Street to Charles Road in Timberlea on April 30 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 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, May 14.
  • Route 21 (Timberlea) travelling from the Lacewood Terminal to Charles Road in Timberlea and back to the Lacewood Terminal on April 30 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:15 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, May 14.
  • Route 21 (Lakeside-Timberlea) travelling from Timberlea to downtown Halifax on May 4 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 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, May 18.
  • Route 21 (Lakeside-Timberlea) travelling from downtown Halifax to Timberlea on May 4 between 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 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, May 18.
  • Route 21 (Lakeside-Timberlea) travelling from Timberlea to downtown Halifax on May 5 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 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, May 19.
  • Route 8 (Sackville) travelling from the corner of Flamingo Drive and Bedford Highway to Downsview Plaza on May 2 between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 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, May 16.
  • Route 8 (Sackville) travelling from the corner of Flamingo Drive and Bedford Highway to Downsview Plaza on May 3 between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 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, May 17.
  • Route 87 (Sackville-Dartmouth) travelling from the Bridge Terminal to the Sackville Terminal on May 1 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 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, May 15.
  • Route 85 (Millwood) travelling from the Sackville Terminal to Millwood and back to the Sackville Terminal on May 1 between 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 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, May 15.
  • Route 8 (Sackville) travelling from the Sackville Terminal to Barrington Street on May 1 between 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 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, May 15.
  • Route 8 (Sackville) travelling from Barrington Street to the Sackville Terminal on May 1 between 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 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, May 15.
  • Route 8 (Sackville) travelling from the Sackville Terminal to Barrington Street on May 1 between 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 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, May 15.
  • Route 8 (Sackville) travelling from Barrington Street to the Sackville Terminal on May 1 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 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, May 15.
  • Route 57 (Russell Lake) travelling from the Woodside Ferry Terminal to the Portland Hills Terminal on May 3 between 5:30 a.m. and 12:30 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, May 17.
  • Route 159 (Portland Hills) the Metrolink travelling from the Portland Hills Terminal to Scotia Square on May 3 between 2:30 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, May 17.
  • Route 57 (Russell Lake) travelling from the Woodside Ferry Terminal to the Portland Hills Terminal on May 4 between 5:30 a.m. and 12:30 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, May 18.
  • Route 55 (Port Wallace) travelling from the Bridge Terminal to Waverley and back to the Bridge Terminal on April 30 between 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 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, May 14.
  • Route 39 (Flamingo) travelling from the Lacewood Terminal to the Bridge Terminal on April 30 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:45 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, May 14.
Anyone who was on the following flights 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 624 travelling on April 28 from Toronto (9:15 p.m.) to Halifax (12:15 a.m. on April 29). Passengers in rows 12-17, 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, May 12.
  • Air Canada 618 travelling on May 1 from Toronto (8:54 p.m.) to Halifax (11:54 p.m.). Passengers in rows 12-18, seats A, B, C and D and passengers in rows 26-32, seats C, D, E and F 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, May 15.
  • Air Canada 8782 travelling on May 2 from Montreal (7:05 p.m.) to Halifax (9:25 p.m.). Passengers in rows 12-15, seats C, D and F 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, May 16.
  • WestJet 232 travelling on May 2 from Calgary (9:28 a.m.) to Halifax (5:08 p.m.). Passengers in rows 4-10, seats A, B, 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, May 16.
  • Air Canada 7560 travelling on May 4 from Montreal (6:57 p.m.) to Halifax (9:27 p.m.). Passengers in rows 23-27, seats A, B, 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, May 18.
Please note: due to the high volume of tests, we are experiencing delays in processing negative lab results, and delays issuing notifications. Please be reassured that these are in progress; it is simply taking longer than usual. Those being tested are encouraged to sign up for email notification of negative test results. To be eligible, you need to bring a provincial health card with you to your testing appointment. However, due to volumes, you may still experience a delay in receiving your results; it may take longer than 72 hours.
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 Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador 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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