Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto - Aug 8 & 11

NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 on the following flights:
• West Jet flight WS 248 on August 8 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 9 am and arrived in Halifax at 12:04 pm. Passengers in rows 11 to 15 seats DEF 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 departed Toronto at 8 am and landed in Halifax at 11:02 am in Halifax. Passengers in rows 19 to 23 seats ABC and rows 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 directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19.

It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, 14 days after. Those present at these locations on the dates identified should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 symptoms include:
• Fever (chills, sweats, etc.)
• Cough (new or worsening)
• Sore throat
• Headache
• Shortness of breath
• Muscle aches
• Sneezing
• Nasal congestion or runny nose
• Hoarse voice
• Diarrhea
• Unusual fatigue
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms:
• Call 811 for assessment. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice on next steps.
• Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.

When NSHA Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behavior or activities of those named in the notification.
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.
All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus
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