Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, on several Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights​

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**** NSHA Media Release

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, on several Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights​
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 in Central and Western Zones, on several Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights.​ In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Based on public feedback, we have separated flight and transit exposures from other exposures on our exposures page, effective May 13, 2021.
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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Fresh Cut Meats (1101 King Street, Bridgewater) on May 5 between 9:00 a.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 19.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Fresh Cut Meats (1101 King Street, Bridgewater) on May 6 between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Fresh Cut Meats (1101 King Street, Bridgewater) on May 7 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 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 Garden Centre (9064 Commercial Street, New Minas) on May 11 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 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 25.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington Street, Halifax) on May 8 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington Street, Halifax) on May 11 between 9:00 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 25.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Atlantic Superstore (3601 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax) on May 11 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 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 25.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Sobeys (2561 Windsor Street, Halifax) on May 9 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 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 23.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Sobeys (279 Herring Cove Road, Halifax) on May 5 between 1:00 p.m. and 9:30 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Loong 7 Mart (205 – 5640 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on May 4 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:30 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Loong 7 Mart (205 – 5640 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on May 5 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:30 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Loong 7 Mart (205 – 5640 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on May 6 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:30 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Loong 7 Mart (205 – 5640 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on May 7 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:30 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Loong 7 Mart (205 – 5640 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on May 8 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:30 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Loong 7 Mart (205 – 5640 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on May 9 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:30 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 23.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Wholesale Club (7111 Chebucto Road, Halifax) on May 8 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Canadian Tire (6203 Quinpool Road, Halifax) on May 8 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Costco Bayers Lake (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 8 between 10:30 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Casino Taxi from May 1 at 11:30 p.m. to May 2 at 6:30 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus during this time period may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 16.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Casino Taxi from May 2 at 11:30 p.m. to May 3 at 6:30 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus during this time period may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 17.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Casino Taxi from May 3 at 11:30 p.m. to May 4 at 6:30 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus during this time period may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 17.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ No Frills (118 Wyse Road, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Sobeys (210 Wyse Road, Dartmouth) on May 11 between 4:30 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 25.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Gateway Meat Market (667 Main Street, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 12:30 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 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Gateway Meat Market (667 Main Street, Dartmouth) on May 8 between 9:00 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Tim Hortons (644 Portland Street, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 5:30 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 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Tim Hortons (644 Portland Street, Dartmouth) on May 8 between 5:30 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Tim Hortons (644 Portland Street, Dartmouth) on May 9 between 5:30 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 23.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Walmart (90 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth) on May 9 between 5:30 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 23.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Tim Hortons/Esso (810 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 10 between 6:00 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 24.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Tim Hortons/Esso (810 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 11 between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 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 25.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Sobeys (80 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 8 between 10:30 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Canadian Tire (796 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 7 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Canadian Tire (796 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 11 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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 25.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Canadian Tire (796 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 12 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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 26.
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.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 159 (Portland Hills), that runs from Portland Hills Terminal to Scotia Square, on May 4 between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 18.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 159 (Portland Hills), that runs from Scotia Square to Portland Hills Terminal, on May 4 between 4:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 18.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 10 (Dalhousie), that runs from Main Street in Dartmouth to Dalhousie University, on May 5 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 19.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 10 (Dalhousie), that runs from Dalhousie University to Main Street in Dartmouth, on May 5 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 19.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 10 (Dalhousie), that runs from Main Street in Dartmouth to Dalhousie University, on May 6 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 20.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 10 (Dalhousie), that runs from Dalhousie University to Main Street in Dartmouth, on May 6 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 20.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 10 (Dalhousie), that runs from Main Street in Dartmouth to Dalhousie University, on May 7 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 21.
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Halifax Transit Route 10 (Dalhousie), that runs from Dalhousie University to Main Street in Dartmouth, on May 7 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 21.
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 8 from Toronto (8:15 a.m.) to Halifax (11:15 a.m.). Passengers in rows 14 – 20, 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 22.
·​ ​ ​ ​ WestJet 230 travelling on May 10 from Calgary (9:30 a.m.) to Halifax (5:38 p.m.). Passengers in rows 1 – 5, 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 24.
Please Note: 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. Due to testing volumes, you may experience a delay in receiving your results; it may take longer than 72 hours in some cases. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.
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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