COVID Concern in Pugwash, Springhill, and Amherst
Concern in Cumberland county is rising sharply with the announcement of possible COVID exposures and community spread.
Nova Scotia Public Health issued an alert of potential exposures in Pugwash, Springhill, and Amherst, including:
- Inn the Elms - 10340 Durham Street, Pugwash on October 31 between 9:30 am and 12:15 pm. Anyone exposed to the virus on this occasion may develop symptoms up to, and including, November 14.
- Sociables Pub and Eatery - 25 Main Street, Springhill on October 24 between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. You may develop symptoms up to, and including, November 7.
- Duncan’s Pub - 49 Victoria Street East, Amherst on October 29 between 5:00 and 7:30 pm. You may develop symptoms up to, and including, November 12.
Further, Nova Scotia Health reports there are signs of COVID-19 community spread in clusters in Amherst and Cumberland County. Officials are asking you to follow these measures to protect your community and yourself from further spread of the virus:
- Stay home if you’re sick. Symptoms include a new or worsening cough, or two or more of fever (chills, sweats), runny nose/nasal congestion, sore throat, headache, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
- If you have symptoms, get a PCR test, even if you are fully vaccinated. Stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.
Visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811 to book an appointment.
If you don’t have symptoms and haven’t been exposed to COVID-19, you can access rapid testing at Maggie's Place, 11 Elmwood Drive, Amherst on Saturday, November 6 or Sunday, November 7 from noon to 6 pm.
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