Possible COVID-19 exposure reported on Calgary-Victoria flight

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported on Calgary-Victoria flight

The BC Centre for Disease Control is reporting a possible COVID-19 exposure on a flight from Calgary to Victoria last week.

A person confirmed to have the coronavirus was a passenger on Westjet flight 449 on April 6, according to the BCCDC.

People seated in rows four to 10 may have been affected. Passengers seated in affected rows “should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case,” the BCCDC says on its website.

The BCCDC says passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Passengers seated near a confirmed COVID-19 case are not directly notified of the possible exposure.

Any close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case will be contacted.

If you were on an affected flight and experience symptoms, the province urges you to complete a self-assessment online.

A full list of recent possible COVID-19 exposures on domestic flights is available below.

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