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Halifax Central Library, grocery store, gyms among new possible COVID-19 exposure sites

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Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang outlined on Friday the new gathering limits in the province, saying they would be focusing on various urban and suburban areas of Halifax regional municipality. Strang said the restrictions would come into effect on Monday – Nov 20, 2020

Nova Scotia is flagging five places in Halifax as potential sources for COVID-19 exposure.

The locations include a grocery store and a number of gyms as well as the Halifax Central Library.

At this time the direction for individuals who were at the following locations at the specific times mentioned is to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

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Nova Scotia Health is warning of potential exposure at the Bell Aliant store at 209 Chain Lake Dr. Anyone at the location on Nov. 15 between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., could develop symptoms up to and including Nov. 29.

Another location flagged as a potential source of exposure to the virus is the Halifax Central Library on Nov. 16, between 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Anyone exposed to the virus could develop symptoms up to, and including, Nob. 30.

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The Goodlife Fitness gym at 70 Lacewood Dr., in Halifax, is listed as another location for potential exposure to the coronavirus. Health officials say anyone at the location between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. could have been exposed. Individuals could develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 1.

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Coronavirus: Nova Scotia officials outline new gathering restrictions – Nov 20, 2020

Another Goodlife Fitness gym, this time the location at 3650 Hammonds Plains Rd., is a source of potential exposure. Anyone at the location on Nov. 17, between 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 could have been exposed. Health officials say individuals could develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 1.

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The final location identified in the press release is the Sobey located at 279 Herring Cove Rd. on Nov. 18. If individuals were at the store between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on that date then they could develop symptoms up to Dec. 2.

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The province’s recommendation is to visit the province’s website to do a self-assessment if, in the past 48 hours, individuals have had or are currently experiencing:

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  • Fever
  • Cough

Or two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion
  • headache
  • shortness of breath