Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax International Airport

The Covid Chronicle

**** NSHA Media Release

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax International Airport
Nova Scotia Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on August 24, 2020 between 6-7 pm.
The advisory is related to an individual(s) who accessed a cab departing the Halifax International Airport on August 24 between 6-7 pm, travelling to a residence in Halifax. This individual(s) were asymptomatic at the time. The advisory is being issued out of an abundance of caution.
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 may develop symptoms up to and including September 8, 2020.
Individuals that may have been exposed 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
·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 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 at this location. 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. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

1 thought on “Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax International Airport

  1. This is a major fail on the Province and Dept. of Health. Why wasn’t a plan in place for people arriving at our airport and have a safe transportation to their home or University?? We have International students arriving with no way to get to their university to begin isolation. The Province had only 6 months to address this need. Now you will see travellers taking any available transport to get to their destination. Maybe testing should have been done upon arrival and self isolate before travelling within the province.

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