Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province, and two Air Canada flights

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**** NSHA Media Release

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province, and two Air Canada flights
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and two Air Canada 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 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.
Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms,​ those present at the following locations on the named dates and times should get tested. For the following locations, 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Costco Bayers Lake (230 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax) on April 28 between 2:30 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 12.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Costco Dartmouth Crossing (137 Countryview Dr, Dartmouth) on May 6 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and May 7 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 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 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Canadian Tire (30 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 9:30 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, May 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Walmart (9097 Commercial St, New Minas) on May 5 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 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 19.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Sobeys New Minas (9256 Commercial St, New Minas) on May 7 between 10:00 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, May 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Rafuse Home Hardware Building Centre (180 Dykeland St, Wolfville) on May 7 between 11:00 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 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Atlantic Superstore (650 Portland Street, Dartmouth) on May 8 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Kent Dartmouth Crossing (680 Cutler Ave, Dartmouth) on May 6 between 12:30 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, May 20.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Lawtons Drugs Westphal (90 Main St, Dartmouth) on May 6 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 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 20.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Loyal Auto Sales (984 Sackville Dr, Middle Sackville) on May 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (for all days). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Harbour View Restaurant (476 Pier Rd,​ Parrsboro) on May 6 between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 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 20.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Wrights Pharmasave- Pharmacy and Vaccine Clinic (187 Main St, Parrsboro) on May 7 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:30 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 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Tim Hortons/Esso (810 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville) on May 4, 5 and 10 between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and May 9 between 9:30 a.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 24.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Sobeys (269 NS-214 unit 1, Elmsdale) on May 7 between 11:30 a.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, May 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Dollarama (269 NS-214, Elmsdale) on May 7 between 11:30 a.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, May 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Atlantic Superstore (295 NS-214, Elmsdale) on May 7 between 11:30 a.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, May 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre (Unit 15, 5228 Highway #7 Porters Lake) on May 8 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Atlantic Superstore (745 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville) on May 7 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 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 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Walmart Bayer’s Lake (220 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax) on May 7 and 8 between 2:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. (both days). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Walmart (80 Sydney Port Access Rd, Sydney) on May 8 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Cook’s Your Independent Grocer (47 Main St, Hantsport) on May 1 between 9:30 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 15.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Indian Groceries (2585 Robie St, Halifax) on May 9 between 9:30 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 23.
Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following location on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Tim Hortons/Esso (810 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville) on May 9 between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 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 23.
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 604 travelling on May 7 from Toronto (8:16 a.m.) to Halifax (11:10 a.m.). Passengers in rows 21 – 27, 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 21.
  • Air Canada 618 travelling on May 8 from Toronto (8:48 p.m.) to Halifax (11:48 p.m.). Passengers in rows 27 – 33, 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 22.
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 Primary 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 is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside of Nova Scotia 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 behavior 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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