Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and several Halifax Transit bus routes

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and several Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified dates and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

For the following location, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result, as are the other members of your household.

· Atlantic Superstore (210 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on June 4 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.

· Marshalls (209 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on June 4 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.

· Dollarama (209 Chain Lake Drive, Bayers Lake Centre, Halifax) on June 4 between 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.

· Walmart (6990 Mumford Rd, Halifax) on June 6 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 20.

· Kara’s Urban Day Spa – Cole Harbour (940 Cole Harbour Road Dartmouth) on:
o June 2 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
o June 3 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
o June 4 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.

· Marshalls (75 Countryview Drive, Dartmouth) on June 5 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 19.

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

· Halifax Transit Route #9A (Greystone) which runs from Mumford Terminal to Barrington & Duke (northbound) on:
o June 4 between 7:15 a.m. and 7:35 a.m.
o June 7 between 7:15 a.m. and 7:35 a.m.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 21.

· Halifax Transit Route #159 (Portland Hills MetroLink) which runs from Barrington & Duke (southbound) to Portland Hills Terminal on:
o June 4 between 7:40 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
o June 7 between 7:40 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 21.

· Halifax Transit Route #159 (Portland Hills MetroLink) which runs from Portland Hills Terminal to Barrington & Duke (southbound) on June 4 between 5:20 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.

· Halifax Transit Route #9A (Greystone) which runs from Barrington & Duke (southbound) to Mumford Terminal on June 4 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.

· Halifax Transit Route #9A (Greystone) which runs from Quinpool & Robie to Mumford Terminal on June 6 between 3:50 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 20.

· Halifax Transit Route #9B (Spring Garden Road) which runs from Mumford Terminal to Bell & Robie on June 6 between 5:35 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 20.

Please Note: Those being tested are encouraged to sign up for email notification of negative test results. To be eligible, you need to bring a provincial health card with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.

Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online or call 811 and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Currently, anyone who traveled outside of Nova Scotia is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside of Nova Scotia is unable to isolate alone, then everyone in the home where they are isolating will have to self-isolate as well.

When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behaviour 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.