COVID on the Kamloops plane
Megan Lalonde / Vancouver Awesome – October 31, 2020 / 1:54 pm | Story: 315089
Photo: Canadian Press
Another COVID-19 exposure occurred on a flight to Kamloops last weekend.
On October 24, the British Columbia Center for Disease Control added six more Vancouver aircraft to its COVID-19 list of public exposures, including an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Comeloops.
The public health agency warns that passengers on the following Air Canada flights have been infected with the virus.
- October 23 – Air Canada Flight 123, Vancouver from Toronto (Affected Rows 26-30)
- October 24 – Air Canada Flight 215 from Calgary to Vancouver (Lines 24-29)
- October 24 – Air Canada Flight 8198, Comeloops from Vancouver (Aid Lines 8-14)
- October 25 – Air Canada Flight 248, Vancouver to Edmonton (Lines 16-22)
- October 25 – Air Canada Flight 855, London to Vancouver (Lines 18-23)
- October 28 – Air Canada Flight 551, Los Angeles to Vancouver (Lines 22-28)
The update came Thursday after it was added to the BCCDC list of aircraft:
- October 18 – Air Canada 8209, Vancouver to Prince George (Rows 8-14)
- October 18 – Air Canada 8575, Vancouver from Saskatoon (Affected Rows 1-4 and 12-14)
- October 25 – Air Canada 192, Victoria to Toronto (Lines 1-4)
The health agency is asking passengers traveling on a domestic flight to take the COVID-19 case for self-monitoring for 14 days for symptoms.
Travelers traveling outside of Canada, meanwhile, are required to self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms 14 days after they arrive. During this time the government discouraged international travel.
Returning travelers who develop symptoms upon arrival in Canada should be tested for COVID-19. These individuals require at least 14 days from the date of their arrival or 10 days after the onset of symptoms, whichever is greater.
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 record their temperature daily and refrain from taking fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen. Or preferably ibuprofen, 14 days after return to Canada or the last exposure to a certified COVID-19 case. According to the BCCDC, the average body temperature is 37 ° C orally.
For more information on self-monitoring and self-isolation, go to BCCDCs Website.