BC CDC has added a WestJet flight from Victoria to its list of COVID-19 public exposures.
At least one case has been identified on board WestJet 538 that flew from Victoria to Calgary on July 29. People seated in rows five to 11 are at higher risk, according to its website.
The BC CDC asks all passengers aboard a flight with a confirmed case to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
Two flights added to the exposures page today: https://t.co/iqdR374TyU
– July 29: WestJet Flight 538, Victoria to Calgary
– August 1: United Airlines Flight 375, San Francisco to Vancouver pic.twitter.com/yPuyMnopNm
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) August 6, 2020
The last time a case was reported on a Victoria flight was July 13. That was Air Canada 8073 from Vancouver to Victoria.
Passengers on a plane with a case of COVID-19 recognized after arrival are no longer directly notified of their potential exposure. This policy has been in place since March 27.