Thursday, November 19, 2020

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control issues COVID alert over recent Vancouver-Prince Rupert flight

The BC CDC has issued a COVID advisory for travellers on
an Air Canada Jazz flight to Prince Rupert on November 16

Travellers who were onboard a November 16th Air Canada Jazz Flight between Vancouver and Prince Rupert may wish to explore the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control website today, with the provincial agency issuing an alert related to a possible COVID-19 exposure.

The flight in the spotlight for the Northwest was Air Canada Jazz Flight 8280. The latest update to the BC CDC website notes that passengers seated in rows 9-12 should be considered at higher risk of exposure owing to their proximity to the case in question.

On the page, the BC CDC advises that Passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

The BC CDC also offers up some advice on Self-Isolation protocols, as well as Self Assessment support and tools.

It's not the first time that the BC CDC has issued an alert over a flight into the northwest, two previous flights into the Terrace-Kitimat airport were flagged in March and October.

This does however mark the first flight on the Prince Rupert and Vancouver route flagged since the Digby Island airport reopened for operations in June.

More notes related to COVID-19 measures in British Columbia can be explored from our COVID-19 archive page here.

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