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Potential COVID-19 exposure on Timmins to Toronto Air Canada flight last week

Passengers on a Timmins to Toronto Air Canada flight last Thursday night, December 23rd, are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The Porcupine Health Unit says it was flight 8436 that left Victor M. Power Airport at 6:27pm.

Here is an excerpt from the PHU release about who was at the most risk, and how to react:

Those seated in rows 7 to 11 are advised to follow public health guidance:

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  • Regardless of vaccination status, self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop and seek testing.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated:

o Immediately self-isolate 10 days from date of exposure and self-monitor for signs and symptoms*.

o Get tested on or after December 30, 2021

o Call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-360-4819 or 1-800-461-1818 or your local public health unit.

  • If you are fully vaccinated (you have received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to exposure dates noted above), and do not have an immunocompromising condition:

o You are not required to self-isolate. Self-monitor for signs and symptoms* of COVID-19 for 10 days from potential exposure.

o Get tested on or after December 30, 2021

Other individuals on the flight are advised to:

  • Self-monitor for signs and symptoms* of COVID-19 for 10 days from potential exposure.
  • Self-isolate immediately if symptoms* develop and get tested. *Symptoms of COVID-19 include any of the following: fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, tiredness, and muscle aches and pain, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, abdominal pain, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, decreased or lack of appetite, headache and pink eye

For more information or if you have questions, please call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705- 360-4819 in Timmins or 1-800-461-1818 or your local health unit.

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