Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 19 flight from Toronto to Halifax

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Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 19 flight from Toronto to Halifax
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Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight AC 626 on July 19 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at approximately 10 p.m. and landed in Halifax at approximately 1 a.m. July 20.
While anyone on the flight could have been exposed, based on Public Health’s investigation to date, passengers in rows 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,​ seats C, D-F​ are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.​
In addition, Nova Scotia Health is directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19.​
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the flight may develop symptoms up to 14 days after. This would be up to, and including, August 3, 2020.​
Those on the flight should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.​
COVID-19 symptoms include:​
  • Fever (chills, sweats, etc.)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Hoarse voice
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms:
Call 811 for assessment and identify that you were on the flight. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice on next steps.
Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.
When Nova Scotia Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behavior or activities of those named in the notification.​
Anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving. Full details on travelling to Nova Scotia are available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus
All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guid

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