**** NSHA Media Release
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Chebucto Road HRM Park
Nova Scotia Health is advising that the playground identified in a media release about potential public exposure to COVID-19 on July 31, 2020 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. was incorrect. The playground with the potential exposure was the Chebucto Road HRM Park. It is located on 6235 Chebucto Road close to the Maritime Muslim Academy. The Maritime Muslim Academy playground was closed on July 31.
NSHA apologize to Maritime Muslim Academy and to anyone this misinformation may have impacted.
The advisory is related to an individual(s) who may have been asymptomatic before or experiencing mild symptoms that had previously gone unnoticed. The advisory is being issued out of an abundance of caution.
In addition, Nova Scotia Health is directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19.
It is anticipated anyone potentially exposed to the virus at this location on July 31 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. may develop symptoms up to, and including, August 16, 2020.
Individuals in attendance during this period 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
• Nasal congestion or runny nose
• Hoarse voice
• Unusual fatigue
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without clear caus
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms: Call 811 for assessment and identify that you were at the playground. 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 guidelines on how to access care.