Two recent flights to Victoria have been added to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)’s list of COVID-19 public exposures.
Both flights were with Air Canada and originated in Vancouver. The first is Air Canada Jazz flight 8075, on November 18, and the second is Air Canada Jazz flight 8081 on November 19.
For flight 8075 on November 18, the affected rows are from 11 through 17, and for flight 8081 on November 19, the affected rows are from 1 through 5.
The BCCDC says that passengers seated in affected rows should consider themselves to be at higher risk of exposure due to proximity to the positive case.
Affected travellers are asked to monitor their symptoms for 14 days and call 8-1-1 to get tested if they do develop symptoms of the virus.
Since late March, the BCCDC has not been contacting passengers who sat near a confirmed patient during their flight.
Instead all travellers must check their website to find out whether they have been exposed to the virus.
Since the beginning of June, multiple international and domestic flights have landed in or departed from Vancouver and Victoria with confirmed COVID-19 cases.