COVID on board Kamloops flight
Megan Lalonde / Vancouver is cool – October 31, 2020 / 1:54 PM | Story: 315089
Photo: Canadian Press
Another COVID-19 exposure occurred on a flight to Kamloops last weekend.
On Friday, the British Columbia Center for Disease Control added six more flights to Vancouver to its list of general exposure to COVID-19, including Air Canada’s flight from Vancouver to Kamloops on October 24.
The Public Health Agency is warning passengers who recently traveled on the following Canadian Airlines flights that they may be exposed to the virus.
- October 23 – Air Canada Flight 123, Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows 26-30)
- October 24 – Air Canada Flight 215, Calgary to Vancouver (affected rows 24-29)
- October 24 – Air Canada Flight 8198, Vancouver to Kamloops (affected grades 8-14)
- October 25 – Air Canada Flight 248, Vancouver to Edmonton (affected rows 16-22)
- October 25 – Air Canada Flight 855, from London to Vancouver (affected rows 18-23)
- October 28 – Canadian Airways Flight 551, from Los Angeles to Vancouver (affected rows 22-28)
The update comes after Thursday’s additions to the BCCDC list, which included flights:
- October 18 – Air Canada 8209, Vancouver to Prince George (affected grades 8-14)
- October 18 – Air Canada 8575, from Saskatoon to Vancouver (affected grades 1-4 and 12-14)
- October 25 – Air Canada 192, Victoria to Toronto (affected grades 1-4)
The health agency requires any traveler who has traveled on a domestic flight who has been reported to have a COVID-19 case, self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their potential exposure.
In the meantime, any traveler traveling outside of Canada is required to self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for a period of 14 days upon arrival. The government continues to discourage international travel at this time.
Any returning traveler who develops symptoms after arriving in Canada must be tested for COVID-19. These individuals will also be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days from their arrival date, or 10 days after symptoms appear, whichever is longer.
While self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, chills, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, and more – individuals should take and record their temperature daily and avoid taking fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen if possible, for 14 days after they return Canada or the last known exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case. The average normal body temperature taken orally is around 37 ° C, according to the BCCDC.
For more information on self-monitoring and self-isolation, head to the BCCDC website.
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