Updated – TBDHU Advises Passengers on AC123 on Christmas Eve of Possible COVID-19 Exposure

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Tower at Thunder Bay International Airport
Tower at Thunder Bay International Airport

Health Unit Asks People to Avoid Unnecessary Travel

Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is advising passengers on an Air Canada flights that arrived in Thunder Bay on December 24, 2020 the they may have contracted exposure to COVID-19.

The TBDHU has already contacted passengers who may have been exposed on the flights.

Air Canada Flight:
Flight Number AC7932 Toronto to Thunder Bay

– December 20, 2020
– Rows 14 to 20
Air Canada/Jazz Flights:
Flight Number AC7936 Toronto to Thunder Bay
– December 21, 2020
– Rows 18 to 24
Flight Number AC7936 Toronto to Thunder Bay
– December 22, 2020
– Rows 13 to 19

Air Canada Flight

For passengers in affected rows or all passengers if rows aren’t specified:

  • self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days
  • self-isolate immediately if you develop symptoms at any time and contact your public health authority
  • contact your public health authority if you have any questions or concerns at any time

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit would like to remind everyone about our travel guidance:

TBDHU strongly recommends avoiding all non-essential travel outside of Northwestern Ontario.

If residents must travel for urgent or essential reasons, it is strongly recommended to:

  • Stay home for 14 days after returning, especially if traveling from a high risk area.
  • Carefully monitor yourself for symptoms for these 14 days.
  • If any symptoms develop, immediately self-isolate and follow the instructions on the Testing Information page to access testing.  Self-isolation includes staying separate from other members of your household.
  • If you as the traveler develop any symptoms, your household members, including those who did not travel, should also self-isolate, even if they don’t have symptoms. If they have or develop symptoms, they should get tested as per usual recommendations.
  • Do not interact with others outside your household. This includes not having visitors in your home.
  • Consult with your employer and your child’s school/child care centre, (if applicable), about guidelines or policies about returning after travel.