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Potential COVID-19 Exposure On WestJet Flight To Halifax

PLEASE NOTE: Our Facebook post originally said Air Canada. The potential exposure was on a WestJet Flight.

Nova Scotia Public Health is advising Nova Scotians of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet Flight to Halifax from Toronto.

WestJet Flight WS 248 departed Toronto at 10:00am and landed in Halifax at 1:04pm on June 26, 2020. While anyone could have been exposed on the flight, passengers that were seated in rows 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 seats A to C are more likely to have had close contact.

If you were seated in those rows you are asked to contact 811 for advice.

It’s anticipated that if a passenger was exposed to the virus on the flight, they may develop symptoms up to 14 days after. This includes dates up to and including July 10, 2020.

Public Health is asking passengers to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you have symptoms, contact 811 for your next steps. Do not go directly to a COVID-19 testing centre.

People travelling outside of Nova Scotia who return must self isolate for 14 days.

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.

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