Anyone who has visited or worked at a site of potential COVID-19 exposure is advised to get tested whether or not symptoms are present.
HEALTH OF NOVA SCOTIA PUBLIC HEALTH
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 in locations in eastern and central areas. In addition to press releases, all notifications of potential exposure are listed here.
Anyone who has worked or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should click here to book a COVID-19 test, whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you do not have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.
For the following locations, if you don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19, you don’t need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should self-isolate while you wait for your test result, just like everyone else in your household.
- Giant Tiger (379 Welton Street, Sydney) on:
- June 21 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
- June 25 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the dates indicated may develop symptoms until July 9 inclusive.
- Atlantic Superstore (6139 Quinpool Road, Halifax) June 24 between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the dates indicated may develop symptoms until July 8 inclusive.
- Halifax Public Library – North Branch (2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax) June 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the dates indicated may develop symptoms until July 10 inclusive.
Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment center uninvited. Please make an appointment online or call 811 and do not go to a pop-up quick test location.
Nova Scotians can also access their results online here. To be eligible to receive results online, by email, or by auto-call, you must bring a provincial health card or student card with you to your exam appointment. It may take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not uncommon for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.
Currently, anyone who has traveled outside of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador should self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. If a person returning from a non-essential trip outside of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador is unable to self-isolate, then everyone people in the house where she is isolating herself will also have to isolate herself.
When Nova Scotia Health 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.
All Nova Scotians are urged to continue monitoring symptoms of COVID-19 and are encouraged to follow public health guidelines on how to access care. Up-to-date information on COVID-19 is available here.