Possible COVID-19 exposure at RONA in Halifax: NSHA

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at a Halifax hardware store.

A release states the exposure occurred at RONA at 6055 Almon Street in Halifax on May 23, 25 and 28.

Public Health says it is directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19, and while most have been contacted, there could be some people who are missed.

People who were at RONA on the dates listed should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including:

  • 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

The NSHA expects anyone exposed to the virus may develop symptoms up to 14 days since the date they were there, up to and including June 11.

If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, call 811 for an assessment and self-isolate until you receive advice on next steps.

Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.