N.S. Health Authority Announces Possible COVID-19 Exhibitions at Funeral Home and Fire Station | Provincial | New


People may have been exposed to COVID-19 at two locations in Pictou County on March 15, according to the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

In a notice released Thursday, the health authority said the potential exposures had occurred at the Eagles Funeral Home in Westville and at Alma’s fire station.

“This notification is made with great caution because public health now begins contact tracing 48 hours before the onset of symptoms,” said the health authority. “These events occurred during this 48 hour period.”

The authority said people who may have been exposed to the funeral home or fire station had just passed the 14-day period when they should watch for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 themselves.

“If you were at these locations and have developed symptoms of COVID-19 since then, please call 811. This will help NSHA Public Health to identify all connected cases and assist in containment efforts.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

The advisory said that all Nova Scotians should continue to monitor symptoms and follow public health guidelines on how to access care. Up-to-date information is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.


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