Two recent flights that were inbound to Vancouver Island have been added to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 public exposure list.
The BC CDC is warning air travellers who were on board WestJet flight WS491 from Calgary to Comox, that arrived on November 15, of a possible exposure to COVID-19.
According to the BC CDC, a case of the coronavirus has been identified on this flight and passengers that sat in rows 4-10 are being advised to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.
The BC Centre for Disease Control advises passengers to monitor themselves for 14 days. Anyone seeking advice on self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms can find more information on the BC CDC website.
In addition to the flight landing in Comox, another flight that landed in Nanaimo has been flagged by the BC CDC as well.
The BC CDC has outlined that Air Canada flight 8261 from Vancouver to Nanaimo that arrived on Nov. 18 has been linked to an infection as well.
The BC CDC outlines rows 4-10 on the Nanaimo flight as well.
Passengers seated in these rows should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case, according to the BC CDC.
The BC CDC also states if air travellers who have travelled to or from other parts of Canada are concerned about potential in-flight exposure, to please check for similar information posted on other provincial public health web sites or the federal government web site.
Still remaining on the BC CDC’s exposure list is WestJet flight 195 that arrived at Victoria International Airport from Calgary on Nov. 14.