Nova Scotia health officials have issued an advisory about a potential COVID-19 exposure in the fitness centre at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax.
Anyone who visited the fitness centre between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 28, Aug. 29 and Aug 30, or between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 may have been exposed to COVID-19.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the risk of exposure is low, but anyone who visited the fitness centre at the Canada Games Centre on those dates during those times is being urged to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 as a precaution.
Anyone who was exposed to the virus could develop symptoms up to and including 14 days from their last potential exposure.
Anyone who experiences symptoms is asked to call 811 for assessment. They should self-isolate until they receive further advice from 811.
Public Health is contacting anyone who is a direct contact of the person who tested positive for COVID-19.
NO NEW COVID-19 CASES
Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. One more person has recovered, leaving only three active cases in the province.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 861 Nova Scotia tests on Monday.
To date, Nova Scotia has 80,682 negative test results.
The last confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported on Monday in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s central zone. The provincial government said the case was under investigation. No other details about the case have been released.
There are 1,086 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, but 1,018 cases are now considered resolved, and 65 people have died, leaving three active cases in the province.
No one is currently in hospital as a result of COVID-19.
The province's confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90.
Sixty-one per cent of cases are female and 39 per cent are male.
There are cases confirmed across the province, but most have been identified in the central zone, which contains the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The provincial government says cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
The numbers reflect where a person lives, and not where their sample was collected.
- western zone: 55 cases
- central zone: 910 cases
- northern zone: 67 cases
- eastern zone: 54 cases
UPDATED LIST OF SYMPTOMS
Last week, the province reduced the number of COVID-19 symptoms for which health officials are screening. The provincial government said the updated list of symptoms reflects the current epidemiology in Nova Scotia.
Anyone who experiences a new or worsening fever or cough, or two or more of the following new or worsening symptoms is encouraged to take an online test to determine if they should call 811 for further assessment:
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- runny nose
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.
Anyone who travels to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic region is also required to self-isolate for 14 days and must fill out a self-declaration form before coming to the province.
Residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are not required to self-isolate when travelling to Nova Scotia, but they must be prepared to provide proof of their place of residency at provincial borders.
Visitors from outside the Atlantic region who have already self-isolated in another Atlantic province for 14 days may travel to Nova Scotia without having to self-isolate again.
The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, has been extended to Sept. 20.