Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on Sept. 7 flight from Calgary to Halifax

For immediate release
September 11, 2020
 
HALIFAX, NS--Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flight:
  • WestJet flight WS 232 on September 7 from Calgary to Halifax. It departed Calgary at 9:30 a.m. and arrived in Halifax at 5:14 p.m. Passengers in rows 4 to 10 seats D, E, F are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice. 
Public Health is also 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 this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, 14 days after. Those present on this flight but not in the identified rows and seats should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. 
 
Call 811 if you’re experiencing or have experienced the following in the past 48 hours:
  • fever or cough (new or worsening) 
OR

two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

  • sore throat
  • runny nose 
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
If you have any other symptoms that concern you, call 811 for assessment by a nurse.
 
Please remember:
  • To 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 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. 
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.
 
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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