An eighth flight involving Prince George's airport has been exposed to COVID-19.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) says a third Air Canada flight to or from YXS was added this evening (Oct. 29).
Flight 8209 from Vancouver to Prince George on Oct. 18 is being listed after a confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 was detected, but the rows affected by the exposure have not been reported at this time.
Passengers aboard this flight are being asked to monitor their symptoms.
The BCCDC adds, since March 27, passengers seated near a case of COVID-19 that was recognized after arrival are no longer being directly notified of their potential exposure, but are asked to check online and monitor their symptoms.
This is the second COVID-19 flight exposure reported with Prince George as the origin or destination.
The other local flight exposures since the start of the pandemic are as follows:
- March 5 = Air Canada flight 8209 from Vancouver to Prince George - rows nine to 15
- 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
- Oct. 22 = WestJet flight 3287 from Vancouver to Prince George - rows three to nine
The following flights were posted to the COVID-19 Exposures page: https://t.co/sBFniD6XWF— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) October 30, 2020
• October 18, Air Canada 8209, Vancouver to Prince George
• October 18, Air Canada 8575, Saskatoon to Vancouver
• October 25, Air Canada 192, Victoria to Toronto pic.twitter.com/6H8ONruA1a