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Update: Multiple COVID-19 cases reported on Kelowna and Kamloops flights

March 26, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The BC Center for Disease Control is trying to reach passengers who shared flights with passengers now known to have had COVID-19, including several flights to Kelowna and one from Kamloops.

Impacted flights from Vancouver to Kelowna include: Air Canada flight 8420, March 9, rows 2-6, WestJet flight 3326, March 10, all seats, and Air Canada Jazz Flight 8416, March 10, rows 12-18, and WestJet flight 3324, March 21. These flights have reported cases of COVID-19, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

READ MORE: Person infected with COVID-19 flew on WestJet plane from Vancouver to Kelowna

WestJet flight 3241 from Calgary to Kamloops, March 21, also had a reported case of COVID-19.

“B.C. will continue to contact passengers from domestic flights who were seated near a confirmed case during the flight. Passengers in the ‘affected seats’ listed may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days following the flight. Other passengers are not required to self-isolate but should self-monitor for onset of symptoms for 14 days after the flight,” according to the Centre for Disease Control’s website.

"People seated in the affected seats on the flight or who attended the event are asked to self-isolate and self-monitor for 14 days after the last day of potential exposure.
As of March 25, 2020, it is mandatory, under the Quarantine Act, that anyone arriving in British Columbia from outside of Canada is required to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival. Returning travellers that develop respiratory symptoms are also required to self-isolate for a period 10 days after the onset of symptoms, whenever they occur."

If respiratory symptoms appear five days after returning to Canada, self-isolate for 10 additional days for a total of 15 days. If respiratory symptoms appear two days after returning to Canada. Self-isolate for 10 additional days for a total of 12 days.


Interior Health also posted a "Public Exposure Alert" to its Twitter page.

WestJet has previously volunteered this information on its own while Air Canada opted to leave it to the CDC to report. You can keep track of all those flights impacted by the coronavirus here.

This story was updated March 28, at 11 a.m.

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