More potential exposure to COVID-19 on airplanes is being reported by the Porcupine Health Unit.  It says the person with the confirmed case is from outside its area, but is being isolated somewhere in the region.

That patient was on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Timmins on Wednesday, December 2nd, then a Timmins to Peawanuck flight via Moosonee the next day.

Because the confirmed case did not originate in this region, the health unit is not adding it to its count.


  • Wednesday December 2, 2020 – Air Canada flight AC8287, from Toronto to Timmins, departure time 1:35 pm.

  •  Those seated in rows 1-5 are asked to self-isolate immediately and call the health unit 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818.

  •  Everyone else on the plane is advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the flight, ending on December 17. If you are experiencing symptoms, self-isolate at home and call the Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Information Line at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818.

  • Thursday December 3, 2020 – Air Creebec flight 0841, from Timmins to Moosonee, to Peawanuck, departure time 9:30 am.

▪ Out of an abundance of caution, individuals who were on this flight are asked to self-isolate immediately and call the health unit 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818; or your local health centre or public health nurse.

To reduce the risk of exposure, we ask that you continue to follow public health measures:

▪ stay home and isolate if you have any symptoms

▪ practice 2 metres physical distancing

▪ wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand


▪ sneeze and cough into your sleeve

▪ avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

▪ wear a mask in indoor public spaces

▪ wear a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing of 2 metres/6 feet cannot be


-Source: Porcupine Health Unit, December 12, 2020