WestJet has released seating details surrounding passengers who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, as well as the dates and flight numbers that are impacted.
The airline’s most recent case of the illness has been confirmed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to be a guest who flew London Gatwick to Toronto on WestJet Flight 4 on March 11.
Guests who were seated in rows 10 to 16 of said flight, returning to Toronto Pearson Airport from London Gatwick (LGW), are directed to self-isolate.
Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus, should contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, their primary care provider, or their local public health unit.
Guests on Flight 4 are also being advised to self-monitor for signs of cough, fever, or respiratory issues and call their local health authorities if symptoms arise within the next 14 days.
Further, WestJet has announced another confirmed case in a passenger who flew on WestJet Flight 3326 from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on March 10.
The airline says that passengers in rows 10 to 16 of the flight are considered “close contacts,” and may be at risk of exposure. Anyone who fits this description is being asked by public health officials to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.
Other guests on the same flight are not required to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for 14 days.
On March 5, a guest flew on WestJet Flight 2 (WS2) from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to the Calgary International Airport (YYC) who tested positive for the disease.
The airline says that an Alberta Health Services (AHS) investigation determined that the case may have been able to pass the virus to others during their return. Guests in the affected rows of WS2 (rows 36-40) are considered close contacts and may be at risk of exposure.
Public health officials recommend that affected individuals self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in Canada. If symptoms occur, they are advised to use AHS’s online coronavirus self-assessment tool to help determine whether they should be tested.
Other guests of WS2 on March 5, 2020 are not required to self-isolate but should self-monitor for 14 days after arrival in Canada.
Case 4 and 5:
Also on March 5, two guests who flew from Phoenix to Toronto on February 28 on WestJet Flight 1199 tested positive for coronavirus. In this case, again, it was determined that these cases may have been able to pass the virus to others during their travels.
Guests who were seated in rows 18 to 22 of the affected flight, returning to Toronto Pearson Airport from the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix on February 28, are directed to self-isolate and call Peel Public Health immediately at 905-799-7700 (905-584-2216 for residents of Caledon.)
Guests on Flight 1199 are also being advised to self-monitor for signs of cough, fever, or respiratory issues and call Peel Public Health if symptoms arise within the next 14 days.