Potential COVID-19 Exposure Notice – Updated

CGC Fitness Centre, Nov. 2nd, 2020 between 10:30am-11:30am

November 7, 2020

We will always follow the guidance of Public Health to support our members, users, and staff who are impacted by COVID-19. We commit to informing you regarding the potential exposure of COVID-19 in our facility. Out of respect for our community and their confidentially, we never release any personal information. The health and safety of our members, users and staff is our first priority.

Potential Exposure Notice

This evening (Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 7pm) Public Health posted a notice regarding the potential exposure of COVID-19 in our facility on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 between 9:30am-12:30pm. At this time, we have not been contacted by Public Health and are not able to confirm the area within the facility.

Update (Nov. 8th, 10am): 

The individual visited the Fitness Centre on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 between 10:30am-11:30am. The individual followed all CGC protocols including wearing a mask to and from the Fitness Centre, wiping down equipment, and social distancing while exercising. The individual only visited the Fitness Centre and did not visit any other rooms or exercise spaces in the CGC. This potential exposure is believed to be low risk.

There is no known exposure to anyone who attended the facility outside of the specified date and time block.–and-bedford

What You Should Do

While the potential exposure is believed to be low risk, out of an abundance of caution, Public Health and the CGC ask anyone who may have visited the facility on the specified date and time to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 up to and including November 17th, 2020:

  • Fever or cough (new or worsening); OR
  • Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms:

Call 811 for assessment. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice. Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.

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. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at

If you remain healthy and do not develop symptoms:

There is no need to self-isolate and you can continue with your usual daily activities. When visiting the CGC, please continue to follow all Public Health guidelines and CGC protocols such as washing your hands often, wearing a mask, practice social distancing and staying home when sick.

Actions We’ve Taken

As part of our current protocols, we can confirm that on a weekday during the hours of 9:30am-12:30pm, we would have shutdown all areas for cleaning at these times:

  • Fitness Centre & Track Cleaning Closures
    10:00am-10:30am; 11:30am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • Aquatics Centre (Pool Deck and Change Rooms) Cleaning Closures
    10:30am–11:00am; 12:15pm–12:45pm
  • Field House (Courts) Cleaning Closures
    9:30am-9:45am; 10:45am-11:00am; 12:00pm-12:15pm; 1:15pm-1:30pm
  • Fitness Class Spaces
    These spaces are closed for cleaning for 45 minutes at the end of every class

In addition to the ongoing disinfecting during and in between time slots, the CGC also performs a deep clean of all areas overnight. We also address all high-touch surface areas throughout the facility, including handrails and door handles, using disinfectant sprayers for full coverage.

In addition to posting this information to our website, we are emailing our members directly as well as any non-members who booked activities during the specified date and times. We are also posting a link to the Public Health press release on our social media feeds.

We remain committed to providing the safest space possible for the physical and mental health of our community. We continue to follow Public Health guidelines and will make any adjustments necessary to our protocols and reopening stages. At this time, no changes to our protocols are required as a result of this potential exposure.

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