COVID-19 exposure on recent flight into Yellowknife

Masks will be mandatory for all travellers and employees entering NWT airports. (Yellowknife Airport photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Public health has announced another COVID-19 exposure related to a flight into the NWT.

The exposure was on WestJet flight WJ3258 from Edmonton to Yellowknife on Sept. 24, and affects rows 46-52.

Fully vaccinated passengers that were in these rows must self-monitor for symptoms. If they develop, residents should immediately isolate and arrange for testing.

Partially and non-vaccinated passengers must self-isolate for 10 days and be tested.

The exposure comes as “circuit breaker” health restrictions started in Yellowknife over the weekend.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.