Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights from Calgary to Halifax

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HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Department of Public Health is announcing potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights on August 24 and 26. WestJet flight WS 232 departed Calgary at 9:30 a.m. on August 24 and arrived in Halifax at 5:14 p.m.

Passengers in rows 20 to 24 and seats A, B, C and D are more likely to have had close contact and are advised to call 811 for advice.

Public health also informs that there may have been exposure to COVID-19 on the same flight, two days later.

WestJet flight WS 232 departed Calgary at 9:30 a.m. on August 26 and arrived in Halifax at 5:14 p.m.

Passengers in rows 21-26 and seats A, B and C are more likely to have had close contact and are asked to call 811 for advice.

It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the date indicated could develop symptoms for up to 14 days afterwards. People on this flight but not in the rows and seats identified 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.

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