A plane on the tarmac at the Comox Valley Airport. Photo by Comox Valley Airport

COVID-19 exposure on two flights from Comox Valley Airport

Those seated in affected rows should be considered to be at higher risk

Two flights at the Comox Valley Airport in October had confirmed COVID-19 cases on board.

WestJet flight 3335 on Oct. 15 from Calgary to Comox has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a case and highlighted affected rows from three to nine.

Additionally, Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 744 departing from Comox to Vancouver on Oct. 18 also had a confirmed case, but the affected rows were not reported.

The BCCDC recommends passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Passengers seated near a case of COVID-19 who were recognized after arrival will no longer be directly notified of their potential exposure. Instead, that information is posted on the BCCDC website.

Those seated in affected rows should be considered to be at higher risk due to their proximity to the case.



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