Customers of The Local in Halifax are now asking to be tested for COVID-19

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In an updated notice, customers are expected to schedule testing for COVID-19, whether or not they are showing symptoms if they visited the facility between 4 p.m. and closed on November 9.

PRESS RELEASE
COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
**************************Public health is now asking customers who were at the local bar and restaurant on November 9 between 4 p.m. and near to call 811 to arrange testing for COVID-19 whether or not they are showing symptoms.

A press release was issued on November 13 regarding the potential exposure to The Local and asking anyone who was there to watch for symptoms until November 23 inclusive.

“Our investigation is continuing into several cases in the central area, primarily in the Halifax area at this time. At times, we collect information throughout our investigation, which means we have to issue new information and new advice, ”says Dr Claudia Sarbu, Regional Medical Officer of Health. “These steps are being taken to help us contain and manage the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of Nova Scotians.”

Visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ for a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or are currently living:
• fever or cough (new or worsening)

OR
• at least two of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

o sore throat

o runny nose

o headache

o shortness of breath

You can also call 811 if you do not have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

Do not forget:
• To isolate yourself until you receive 811 tips on next steps.
• Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment center uninvited before 811.

Currently, anyone traveling to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic provinces should self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. As of November 9, if a person traveling for non-essential reasons enters Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada, everyone in the home where they self-isolate will also be required to self-isolate.

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