More flights linked to Vancouver Island have had reported COVID-19 exposures.
The seven flights with exposures are listed below:
– WestJet 3175 from Calgary to Nanaimo on Aug. 15. (affected rows 11-17)
– Air Canada/Jazz 8069 from Vancouver to Victoria on Aug. 14. (affected rows 13-19)
– Air Canada/Jazz 8277 from Calgary to Nanaimo on Aug. 14. (affected rows 2-8)
– Air Canada/Jazz 8257 from Vancouver to Nanaimo on Aug. 11. (affected rows 9-15)
– WestJet 197 from Calgary to Victoria on Aug. 11. (affected rows 21-27)
– Air Canada/Jazz 8308 from Comox to Vancouver on Aug. 9. (affected rows 16-20)
– WestJet 3336 from Comox to Calgary on Aug. 9. (affected rows 11-17)
The additions bring the total number of Island flights with reported exposures this month to 24.
Those 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, says the BCCDC.
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.