Public exposure alert issued after WestJet flight to Kamloops

Flights with COVID-19

Interior Health has issued a "public exposure alert" following a WestJet flight from Calgary to Kamloops on March 21.

According to a tweet from the health authority, there was confirmed case of COVID-19 on flight #3241. 

The WestJet flight is one of eight domestic flights listed on the BCCDC website as having a confirmed case of the virus. 

The others are:

  • Air Canada #8209, March 5, from Vancouver to Prince George (affected seats: rows nine to 15)
  • Air Canada #8420, March 9, from Vancouver to Kelowna (affected seats: rows two to six)
  • WestJet #3326, March 10, from Vancouver to Kelowna (all seats affected)
  • Air Canada Jazz #8416, March 10, from Vancouver to Kelowna (affected seats: rows 12 to 18)
  • Air Canada #125, March 10, from Toronto to Vancouver (affected seats not given)
  • WestJet #135, March 10, from Calgary to Vancouver (affected seats not given)
  • WestJet #195, March 20, from Calgary to Victoria (affected seats not given)

The BCCDC doesn't state which seats were affected on the Calgary-to-Kamloops flight.

Passengers who sat in the affected seats listed above should self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for two weeks following the flight. Other passengers are not required to quarantine, but should still keep an eye on their health for 14 days. 

The BCCDC also has a number of international flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases. For more information click here. WestJet has also been updating a list of flights impacted by COVID-19 passengers, already disclosing the March 10 flight into Kelowna.

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