Eight new COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday in N.S.

COVID19

Nova Scotia reported eight new cases of COVID-19 yesterday and eleven recoveries.

That drops the active case count in the province to 140 with ten people in hospital, including six in ICU.

One of the cases in Central Zone is connected to Rocky Lake Junior High in Bedford.

The school will be closed until Wednesday for a deep cleaning and to allow for testing of close contacts.

Premier Iain Rankin says, "Another day with a low case count is promising. This is a trend we want to see continue as we look forward to reopening our province."

On Saturday, the province reported ten new cases.

None of the new cases over the weekend were in the Northern Zone.


Potential exposure site released Friday

Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and time should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

For the following location, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result, as are the other members of your household.

  • Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington Street, Halifax) on June 7 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 21.

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.             

  • Halifax Transit Route #002 (Fairview) which runs from Water Street Terminal to Mumford Terminal on June 9 between 2:35 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 23.
  • Halifax Transit Route #029 (Barrington) which runs from Mumford Terminal to Water Street Terminal on June 9 between 2:50 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 23.
  • Halifax Transit Route #029 (Barrington) which runs from Water Street Terminal to Mumford Terminal on June 9 between 3:55 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 23.
  • Halifax Transit Route #002 (Fairview) which runs from Mumford Terminal to Water Street Terminal on June 9 between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 23.

Potential exposure sites released Saturday

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • West Jet 230 travelling on June 10 from Calgary (9:30 a.m.) to Halifax (5:20 p.m.). Passengers in rows 16-22, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 24.

Potential exposure sites released Sunday

Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and time should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

For the following locations, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result, as are the other members of your household.

  • Value Village (165 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on June 5 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 19.
  • DSW Shoes (201 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on June 6 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 20.
  • Your Father’s Mustache (5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on June 8 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
  • Antojo Tacos and Tequila (1667 Argyle Street, Halifax) on June 8 between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
  • Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on June 9 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 23.
  • Zara - Halifax Shopping Center (7001 Mumford Road, Halifax) on:
    • June 8 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • June 10 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 24.
  • Pseudio - Halifax Shopping Center (7001 Mumford Road, Halifax) on June 10 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 24.
  • Waterfront Warehouse (1549 Lower Water Street, Halifax) on June 11 between 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 25.
  • Fabricville (7071 Bayers Road, Halifax) on June 12 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 26.

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.             

  • Halifax Transit Route #09B (Herring Cove) which runs from Herring Cove & Dentith to Barrington & Duke (northbound) on June 8 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
  • Halifax Transit Route #09A (Greystone) which runs from Barrington & Duke (southbound) to Herring Cove & Dentith on June 8 between 10:30 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • West Jet 230 travelling on June 7 from Calgary (9:30 a.m.) to Halifax (5:20 p.m.). Passengers in rows 16-22, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 21.