Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax store, WestJet flight *Corrected Seat Numbers*

NEWS RELEASE
 
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax store, WestJet flight 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020
 
Nova Scotia Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at:
  • Dollarama (Scotia Square Mall, 5201 Duke St, Halifax) on October 27-30 between 12 noon and 3 p.m.  Anyone present at the location during this time is asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, November 13.
  • WestJet flight WJ 254 on Friday Oct. 30 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 9:45 p.m., landing in Halifax at 1 a.m. on October 31. Passengers in rows 15-21, seats A, B, C are asked to call 811 for advice.  All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, November 13.
Visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or you are currently experiencing:
  •  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
 
You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. 
 
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.
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving. 
 
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. 
 
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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