Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two flights from Toronto to Halifax

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Nova Scotia Health reports potential exposure to COVID-19 on flights from Toronto to Halifax on August 8 and 11

PRESS RELEASE
*************************NSHA Public Health is advising of potential COVID-19 exposures on two flights between Toronto and Halifax.

  • West Jet flight WS 248 August 8 from Toronto to Halifax. He left Toronto at 9:00 am and arrived in Halifax at 12:04 pm Passengers in rows of 11 to 15 DEF seats are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.
  • Air Canada flight AC 604 on August 11 from Toronto to Halifax. It left Toronto at 8:00 a.m. and landed in Halifax at 11:02 a.m. in Halifax. Passengers in rows 19 to 23 ABC seats and 29 to 33 seats ABCD are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.

Public health is also communicating directly with anyone else known to be in close contact with the person (s) confirmed to have COVID-19.

It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at the locations indicated on the dates indicated may develop symptoms for up to 14 days afterwards. People present at these locations on the identified dates should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever (chills, sweating, etc.)
  • Cough (new or worse)
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Hoarsely
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Red, purple, or bluish lesions on the feet, toes, or fingers with no clear cause

If you have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Call 811 for evaluation. Please isolate yourself until you receive 811 tips on next steps.
  • Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment center uninvited before 811.

When NSHA Public Health makes a public notification, it is in no way a reflection of the behavior or activities of the persons named in the notification.

Currently, anyone traveling to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic provinces should self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring symptoms of COVID-19 and follow public health guidelines on how to access care. Updated information on COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus

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