More flights flagged for possible COVID-19 exposure

A number of flights through B.C. have been flagged for possible COVID-19 exposure.

The flights were added to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s list of public exposures this week, and include both domestic and international flights.   

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The affected flights are:

  • Aug. 27: Air Canada flight 314, from Vancouver to Montreal (affected rows 23 to 29)
  • Aug. 27: Swoop flight 200, from Abbotsford to Edmonton (affected rows 20 to 26)
  • Aug. 28: Swoop flight 235, from Edmonton to Abbotsford (affected rows 19 to 26)
  • Aug. 30: Air Canada flight 241, from Edmonton to Vancouver (affected rows 28 to 33)
  • Aug. 30: Flair flight 8101, from Vancouver to Edmonton (affected rows 17 to 23)
  • Aug. 31: Air Canada flight 123 from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 31 to 37)
  • Aug. 31: Air Canada flight 575 from Los Angeles to Vancouver (affected rows 15 to 21)
  • Sept. 1: United Airlines flight U375 from San Francisco to Vancouver (affected rows 22 to 28)
  • Sept. 1: Air Canada flight 224, from Vancouver to Calgary (affected rows 19 to 25)
  • Sept. 1: Air Canada flight 107 from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 35 to 41)
  • Sept. 1: Air Canada flight 306, from Vancouver to Montreal (affected rows 38 to 44)
  • Sept. 1: WestJet flight 709, from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 8 to 14)
  • Sept. 2: Flair flight 8418 from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 25 to 31)
  • Sept. 3: Air Canada flight 122, from Vancouver to Toronto (affected rows 18 to 23)
  • Sept. 4: Air Canada flight 122 from Vancouver to Toronto (affected rows 31 to 34)
  • Sept. 5: Air Canada flight 295, from Winnipeg to Vancouver (affected rows 19 to 25)

Information on affected rows is included on the list when it’s available.

While the BCCDC says that people seated in the affected rows should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure to the virus, the agency recommends that anyone who was on the flight self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

People arriving in Canada from outside of the country are required to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days under the federal Quarantine Act.

The full list of flight exposures can be found on the BCCDC’s website.

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