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Northern B.C. flight one of three new ones flagged for COVID-19 exposure

Air Canada Jazz 8241 out of Terrace added to extensive BCCDC list
Air Canada Jazz
Air Canada Jazz aircraft. (via Glacier Media)

Passengers aboard a flight originating in northern B.C. are being warned of possible COVID-19 exposure.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is listing Air Canada Jazz flight 8241 from Terrace to Vancouver as one of three new domestic flights potentially exposed to the virus this month.

The flight went wheels up on Oct. 8 and rows 13 through 17 are said to be affected.

The other two listed today (Oct. 15) are:

  • Oct. 1: Air Transat flight 770 from Montreal to Vancouver (affected rows: 11 to 17)
  • Oct. 8: Air Canada flight 242 from Vancouver to Edmonton (affected rows: 4 and 12 to 16)

This marks the second time a Terrace flight has been flagged by the BCCDC; the first one occurring March 24 on an Air Canada flight.

In total, there are eight northern B.C. flights have been possibly exposed to COVID-19 since the pandemic reached the region in March, either as the origin or the destination, five of which were out of Prince George's airport.

Passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Meanwhile, people arriving into Canada from outside of the country are required to self-isolate for 14 days under the federal Quarantine Act.

Information on affected rows is posted when it’s available, and passengers seated in these rows “should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case,” according to the BCCDC.

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

- with files from Kirsten Clarke, Richmond News