The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has added more domestic flights to its list of possible COVID-19 exposures.
The list includes flights between Alberta and B.C.
The flights are:
- Aug. 2: Swoop flight 202, from Abbotsford to Edmonton (affected rows not reported)
- Aug. 3: Flair flight 8101, from Vancouver to Calgary (affected rows: 20 to 26)
- Aug. 8: WestJet flight 123, from Vancouver to Calgary (affected rows: 25 to 30)
- Aug. 9: WestJet flight 171 from Edmonton to Vancouver (affected rows: 23 to 29)
All travellers arriving to B.C. from outside of Canada are required to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival, under the federal Quarantine Act.
Flights with possible #COVID19 exposure:— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) August 18, 2020
- Aug. 2: Swoop # 202, Abbotsford to Edmonton
- Aug. 3: Flair # 8101, Vancouver to Calgary
- Aug. 8: WestJet # 123, Vancouver to Calgary
- Aug. 9: WestJet, # 171, Edmonton to Vancouverhttps://t.co/hkqJer85iu #YXX #YEG #YVR #YYC pic.twitter.com/snGqigbI8r
Passengers on a domestic flight with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
The BCCDC notes on its public exposures webpage that passengers seated in affected rows “should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case.”