The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning of more public exposures to COVID-19 on flights into or out of Vancouver International Airport.
The exposures occurred on both domestic and international flights.
The affected flights are:
- July 10: Delta 3569 from Vancouver to Seattle (affected rows not reported)
- July 11: American Airlines 1415 from Dallas to Vancouver (affected rows not reported)
- July 12: Air Canada 214 from Vancouver to Calgary (rows 25-31)
- July 17: Air Canada 855 from London to Vancouver (rows 26-32)
The BCCDC says that passengers who were seated in the affected rows are considered to be at “higher risk” of exposure to the virus, due to their proximity to a confirmed case.
Four new flights added to the public exposures page:— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) July 25, 2020
• July 10: Delta 3569 – Vancouver to Seattle
• July 11: American Airlines 1415 Dallas to Vancouver
• July 12: Air Canada 214 – Vancouver to Calgary
• July 17: Air Canada 855– London to Vancouver https://t.co/b9zdEkWV7t
The BCCDC does not directly contact people who were on the affected flights.
Anyone arriving in Canada from international travel is required to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival.
A full list of public exposure alerts for flights can be found on the BCCDC's website.