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6 Kelowna flights report COVID-19 exposures in last two weeks

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May 22, 2021 - 9:30 AM

Within the last two weeks, six planes landing at or flying from Kelowna International Airport had COVID-19 exposures.

The most recent was reported May 16, by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. Air Canada/Jazz flight 8414, from Vancouver to Kelowna, had an exposure affecting rows 14 to 20.

The day before, May 15, Air Canada/Jazz flight 8420, from Vancouver to Kelowna, reported a COVID-19 exposure affecting rows three to nine.

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On May 14, WestJet flight 3375 from Calgary to Kelowna also had an exposure affecting rows one to four.

Air Canada/Jazz flight 8415 had an exposure while flying from Kelowna to Vancouver, May 12, which affected rows 12 to 18.

Air Canada/Jazz flight 8401 also reported an exposure May 11, when flying from Calgary to Kelowna. This affected rows four to 10.

That same day, WestJet flight 3387, from Calgary to Kelowna, had an COVID-19 exposure affecting rows one to six.

Passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

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

Instead, the 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.

For updates on exposures visit the centre's website.


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