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WestJet flight out of Kelowna carries passenger with COVID-19

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January 15, 2021 - 11:13 AM

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has updated its flight exposure list and includes a flight from Kelowna to Calgary last week that carried a passenger with COVID-19.

On Jan. 5, WestJet flight 3170 flew from Kelowna to Calgary carrying a person with the virus affecting rows two to eight.

This adds to the list of exposures that were reported recently.

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The BCCDC identified two sections of Air Canada flight 1125, Jan. 7, from Toronto to Kelowna that possibly had exposures in rows three to four and rows 12 to 16.

Air Canada/Jazz 8414, Jan. 5, from Vancouver to Kelowna had an exposure affecting rows four to 10, and WestJet flight 3170 that same day from Kelowna to Calgary had an exposure affecting rows two to eight.

Swoop Airlines flight 410 from Toronto to Kelowna, Jan. 4, had an exposure affecting rows 25 to 31. WestJet flight 3387 flying from Calgary to Kelowna, Jan. 3, had a potential exposure affecting rows one to six. 

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 no longer 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 BCCDEC website here.


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