Incoming Comox flight added to COVID-19 exposure list

Incoming Comox flight added to COVID-19 exposure list
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COVID-19 exposure announced for an incoming Calgary flight at the Comox Valley Airport

Passengers onboard an incoming West Jet flight from Calgary to Comox on the last day of January are being warned of a possible COVID-19 exposure.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) added West Jet flight 3315 to its exposure list on Sunday afternoon.

The plane landed at the Comox Valley Airport on January 31, and rows are 1 to 5 are affected.

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.

This is the second incoming flight for the Island from Calgary in just over two weeks that has been added to the BCCDC exposure list. At the end of January, an incoming Calgary West Jet flight landed in Nanaimo and was deemed as an exposure for passengers in rows 1 to 7.

READ MORE HERE: Flight that arrived in Nanaimo from Calgary added to province’s COVID-19 exposure list

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