The first WestJet flight in or out of Prince George has been reported for COVID-19 exposure.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) added the company's Vancouver to YXS Airport flight on Thursday (Oct. 22) to its list of domestic ones with a confirmed case(s).
Flight 3287 rows three to nine are affected, the provincial service states.
This marks the seventh time a plane that originated, or was Prince George-bound, has been exposed and passengers are being asked to monitor their symptoms.
It's also the second Prince George flight to record a COVID-19 exposure in under 10 days.
YXS saw its first COVID-exposed flight on March 5, which was Air Canada flight 8209 from Vancouver to Prince George with rows nine to 15 said to be affected.
The other four flights were:
- March 12 = Central Mountain Air flight 9M728 from Prince George to Kelowna - rows not reported
- March 15 = Central Mountain Air flight 9M725 from Kelowna to Prince George - rows not reported
- Aug. 21 = Air Canada flight 8212 from Prince George to Vancouver - rows six to 12
- Aug. 24 = Flair Air flight 8711 from Vancouver to Edmonton - rows 26 to 32
- Oct. 13 = Flair Air flight 8187 from Prince George to Edmonton - rows 10 to 16
Since the start of COVID-19, there have been 11 flights to or from northern B.C. to be detected for COVID-19.
As of this publication, 383 positive tests have been recorded for the disease, which includes 14 active cases, one person in intensive care, three deaths and 366 recoveries.