Passengers who were on a handful of recent Island flights are being warned about possible exposure to COVID-19.
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has added four recent Vancouver Island flights to its COVID-19 exposure list, with the majority of them linked to Victoria.
The four affected flights are listed below:
- WestJet flight 197 from Calgary to Victoria on Oct. 17 (affected rows are 2-8)
- Air Canada/Jazz flight 8556 from Victoria to Calgary on Oct. 16 (affected rows not reported)
- WestJet flight 3335 from Calgary to Comox on Oct. 15 (affected rows are 3-9)
- Air Canada/Jazz flight 8069 from Vancouver to Victoria on Oct. 13 (affected rows not reported)
The BCCDC says passengers who were on a flight that has been added to the province’s COVID-19 exposure list should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and those who were sitting in rows identified are considered to be at a higher risk of exposure due to their proximity.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, runny nose, headache and fatigue.
The addition of the four flights to the province’s COVID exposure list brings the total number of Island flights with reported exposures this year to 176.