Air Passengers on Five Flights May Have been Exposed to COVID-19

Thunder Bay Airport

Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – Some passengers on Air Canada, Bearskin Air, and Wasaya Airlines flights over the since May 4, and 5 2021 may have had exposure to COVID-19.

The following are the specific flights:

May 16 2021 COVID Exposure

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

  • self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days
  • quarantine 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

A row is considered ‘affected’ if it’s 3 rows (2 rows for business class) behind or in front of a row where a traveller:

  • is confirmed to have COVID-19 and
  • travelled during a period when they may have been infectious to others

Based on the number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 on passenger transport:

  • specific rows may be listed or
  • ‘all rows’ may be listed if multiple cases were identified and generally seated throughout the passenger transport

‘Unknown’ rows may be listed if the:

  • row number for the person confirmed to have COVID-19 can’t be validated or
  • person confirmed to have COVID-19 is a member of the crew

In some instances, affected passenger transport may be posted listing both specific rows as well as ’unknown’ rows. This may happen when at least 1 case can’t be associated with a specific row.

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