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3 recent Kelowna flights had COVID-19 exposures

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May 15, 2021 - 8:57 AM

Within the last two weeks, three Kelowna flights were reported to have passengers with COVID-19  aboard.

The most recent was an Air Canada/Jazz flight, number 8407, which flew from Calgary to Kelowna, May 6. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control reports rows six to 12 were affected.

North Cariboo Air flight 102 also had a COVID-19 exposure May 6. The plane flew from Kelowna to Fort St. John, and rows two to eight were affected.

Air Canada/Jazz flight 8405 also reported a COVID-19 exposure May 1. The plane landed in Kelowna from Calgary and rows five to 11 were impacted, according to the centre.

Passengers exposed to someone with COVID-19 are not directly notified of their potential exposure, according to the centre for disease control.

Instead, that information is posted on the centre’s website. Where information on affected rows is available, 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 centre.

Anyone arriving in British Columbia from outside of Canada is required to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival.

Individuals who need assistance or cannot read the list of public exposures can call 1-888-COVID19.

 


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