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Three more Kelowna flights exposed to COVID-19

Two Pacific Coastal Airlines flights to and from Kelowna had COVID-19 exposures recently
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March 04, 2021 - 1:37 PM

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has updated its list of public exposures to COVID-19 on commercial flights, three of which were to or from Kelowna.

The most recent case involving Kelowna was Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 8P1538, which left the Okanagan for Victoria last week on Feb. 24. The affected rows weren't reported.

On Feb. 22, there was a COVID exposure on Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 8P1543 flying from Victoria to Kelowna, and again, the affected rows again weren't reported.

Also, an exposure was reported on Air Canada/Jazz flight 8413 from Kelowna to Vancouver on Feb. 21. Rows affected were seven through 13.

Of the 31 flights reported with COVID exposures between Feb. 17 and Feb. 27,  two dozen were domestic while 7 were international. 26 of the flights flew either to or from Vancouver.

Where information on affected rows is available, passengers seated in those rows should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case.

For individuals who need assistance or cannot read the list of public exposures can call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).

Passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, according to the centre.

Passengers seated near a case of COVID-19 who was recognized after arrival will not be directly notified of their potential exposure. 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.

For more information, visit the BCCDC website here.


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