THUNDER BAY — The federal government says passengers on two flights that departed Thunder Bay Airport late last month may have been exposed to COVID-19.
The April 25 flights were Westjet 3218 from Thunder Bay to Toronto, and Bearskin 384 from Thunder Bay to Sudbury.
On the Westjet aircraft, passengers in rows 1 to 7 were potentially exposed.
On the Bearskin flight, the government's public notice listed the affected rows as unknown.
A row is considered "affected" if it's three rows behind or in front of a row (two rows for business class) where a seated passenger is confirmed to have COVID-19, and was on board the flight during a period when they may have been infectious to others.
"Unknown" is indicated if the row number for the infected passenger can't be validated, or if the infected individual was a member of the flight crew.
The government advises passengers to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days.
It says the local public health authority should be consulted for further guidance.
Anyone with symptoms should self-quarantine immediately, then contact public health.