Three flights either heading to or departing from Vancouver Island have been added to the list of public COVID-19 exposures.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported public exposures in the past week on one flight each to Nanaimo and Campbell River, and a flight departing from Victoria Harbour.
The BCCDC lists passenger rows where applicable as an indicator of a higher risk due to proximity to the case.
In this case, the affected flights and rows are:
- Westjet flight 3109 from Calgary to Nanaimo, affected rows 15 to 19
- Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 8P715 from Vancouver to Campbell River, rows not reported
- Harbour Air Seaplanes flight 220 from Victoria Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, rows not reported
Anyone on a domestic flight with COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
Those arriving in Canada on international flights are required to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival.
Effective March 27, the BCCDC is no longer notifying passengers on affected flights about potential exposures. The information on affected flights is posted publicly on the BCCDC website.