Passengers who were on a handful of recent Island flights are being warned about possible exposure to COVID-19.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has added two WestJet flights, a Harbour Air flight and a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight to their COVID-19 exposure list since Dec. 23.
On Boxing Day (Dec. 26), the BCCDC added Harbour Air Seaplanes flight 220 from Victoria Harbour to Vancouver Harbour on Dec. 23 and Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 8P715 from Vancouver to Campbell River on Dec. 22 to their list. The affected rows on those flights were not disclosed.
On Christmas Day (Dec. 25), WestJet flight 3109 from Calgary to Nanaimo on Dec. 20 was added to the BCCDC’s exposure list. The affected rows on that flight are rows 15 to 19.
On Dec. 23, the BCCDC added WestJet flight 3171 from Calgary to Comox on Dec. 18 to the list as well. The affected rows on that flight are rows 1 to 5.
A total of five flights — including two flights to Japan and two flights to Kelowna — were added to the COVID-19 exposure list on Dec. 24. However, none of the flights added to the list on Christmas Eve were flights that either departed or arrived on Vancouver Island.
Prior to Dec. 23, the last time a flight had been added to the list was on Dec. 22.
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 COVID-19 exposures: https://t.co/ahoRnYCKjq
Dec 19 Air Canada 244, Vancouver to Edmonton
Dec 21 Air Canada/Jazz 8408, Kelowna to Calgary
Dec 22 Pacific Coastal Airlines 8P715, Vancouver to Campbell River
Dec 23 Harbour Air 220, Victoria Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) December 27, 2020
Dec 18: WestJet 3287, Vancouver to Prince George
Dec 19: WestJet 325, Calgary to Kelowna
Dec 20: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver
Dec 20: WestJet 253, Calgary to Kelowna
Dec 20: WestJet 3109, Calgary to Nanaimo
Dec 21: Air Canada 127, Toronto to Vancouver
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) December 26, 2020
Dec 18: WestJet3171, Calgary to Comox
Dec 19: Air Canada855, London to Vancouver
Dec 19, Alaska Airlines/Horizon 2154, Seattle to Vancouver
Dec 19: WestJet 706, Vancouver to Toronto
Dec 19: WestJet 3290, Prince George to Vancouver
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) December 24, 2020