Passengers who were on recent flights to and from Vancouver Island are being warned about possible exposure to COVID-19.
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has added six recent flights linked to Vancouver Island to its coronavirus exposure list. Three of the flights are linked to Victoria, while two are linked to Nanaimo and one is linked to Comox.
The affected flights are listed below:
- Helijet flight 909 from Vancouver to Nanaimo on Nov. 9. (helicopter/all rows affected)
- WestJet flight 3114 from Victoria to Vancouver on Nov. 7. (affected rows 13-19)
- WestJet/Delta flight 3295/7069 from Vancouver to Victoria on Nov. 7. (affected rows not reported)
- WestJet flight 3315 from Calgary to Comox on Nov. 6. (affected rows 13-19)
- WestJet flight 195 from Calgary to Victoria on Nov. 5. (affected rows 7-13)
- WestJet flight 3103 from Calgary to Nanaimo on Nov. 5. (affected rows 1-7)
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.