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Public health advises COVID-19 exposure warnings for Halifax locations, bus routes and Kings County restaurant

A sign on the Halifax waterfront promotes social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. - File
A sign on the Halifax waterfront promotes social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nova Scotia Public Health is advising the public of potential exposures at several different locations. - File

One restaurant in Kings County and several different locations and bus routes in Halifax Regional Municipality and have been identified as potential exposure sites for COVID-19.

In a news release Wednesday evening, Nova Scotia Health Public Health said anyone who has worked at or visited the following locations on the given dates and times is to book a COVID-19 test, regardless if they are experiencing symptoms or not.

Anyone who was at the following two locations is required to self-isolate while waiting for their test results, regardless of whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not:

  • Callister’s Country Kitchen (7076 Highway 1 Coldbrook) on Feb. 14 between 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Feb. 28.
  • Hop Scotch Dinner Club (1537 Barrington St., Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.

Anyone who was at the following locations and is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is required to self-isolate while waiting for their test results. Anyone without symptoms is not required to self-isolate while they wait for their test: 

  • Bishop’s Cellar (1477 Lower Water St., Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
  • Sobeys Timberlea (65 Market Way Lane, Timberlea) on Feb. 21 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 7.
  • Superstore Sackville (745 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville) on Feb. 21 between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 7.
  • Various Halifax Transit bus routes:
    • Route 159 Portland Hills from Portland to Scotia Square on Feb. 18 between 5:30 p.m. between 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 4.
    • Route 61 Auburn/North Preston from Portland to Scotia Square on Feb. 18 between 5:30 p.m. between 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 4.
    • Route 14 Leiblin Park from Scotia Square to Mumford on Feb. 18 between 5:30 p.m. between 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 4.
    • Route 1 Spring Garden from Mumford to Scotia Square on Feb. 19 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
    • Route 159 Portland Hills from Scotia Square to Portland on Feb. 19 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
    • Route 61 Auburn/North Preston from Portland to Scotia Square on Feb. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 6.
    • Route 14 Leiblin Park from Scotia Square to Mumford on Feb. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 6.

People are being reminded not to go directly to an assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing centre.

Currently, anyone who travelled outside Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside Nova Scotia or P.E.I. is unable to isolate alone, then everyone in the home where they are self-isolating will have to self-isolate as well.

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. Updated information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.


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