Passengers onboard recent Nanaimo and Comox flights are being warned of possible exposure to COVID-19.
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has added Air Canada/Jazz flight 8261 from Vancouver to Nanaimo on April 20, WestJet flight 3109 from Calgary to Nanaimo on April 14 and WestJet flight 3171 from Calgary to Comox also on April 14 and to its exposure list.
The affected rows on Air Canada/Jazz flight 8261 from Vancouver to Nanaimo on April 20 are rows 3 to 9.
The affected rows on WestJet flight 3109 from Calgary to Nanaimo on April 14 are rows 5 to 18.
The affected rows on WestJet flight 3171 from Calgary to Comox on April 14 are rows 14 to 20.
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.
Flights with possible #COVID19 exposures: https://t.co/Zcxbg93XpF
Apr 12, Air Canada/Jazz 8622, Vancouver to Winnipeg
Apr 13, Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
Apr 14, WestJet 3109, Calgary to Nanaimo
Apr 15, Air Canada/Jazz 8398, Vancouver to Kelowna
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) April 24, 2021