Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone, two Halifax Transit bus routes and one West Jet flight

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Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone, two Halifax Transit bus routes and one West Jet flight
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone, on two Halifax Transit bus routes and one West Jet flight. 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 location on the specified date and time should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.
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, as are the other members of your household.
  • Value Village (165 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on June 5 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 19.
  • DSW Shoes (201 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on June 6 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 20.
  • Your Father’s Mustache (5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on June 8 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
  • Antojo Tacos and Tequila (1667 Argyle Street, Halifax) on June 8 between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
  • Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on June 9 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 23.
  • Zara – Halifax Shopping Center (7001 Mumford Road, Halifax) on:
o​ ​ June 8 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
o​ ​ June 10 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 24.
  • Pseudio – Halifax Shopping Center (7001 Mumford Road, Halifax) on June 10 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 24.
  • Waterfront Warehouse (1549 Lower Water Street, Halifax) on June 11 between 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 25.
  • Fabricville (7071 Bayers Road, Halifax) on June 12 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 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, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
  • Halifax Transit Route #09B (Herring Cove) which runs from Herring Cove & Dentith to Barrington & Duke (northbound) on June 8 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
  • Halifax Transit Route #09A (Greystone) which runs from Barrington & Duke (southbound) to Herring Cove & Dentith on June 8 between 10:30 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
Anyone who was on the following flight 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. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • West Jet 230 travelling on June 7 from Calgary (9:30 a.m.) to Halifax (5:20 p.m.). Passengers in rows 16-22, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 21.
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. It can take up to 72 hours to receive test results. 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 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 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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