New COVID-19 exposure identified on WestJet flight entering Yellowknife

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

According to the chief public health officer, two connecting WestJet flights have been exposed to COVID-19 on Dec. 13.

Unvaccinated residents on flight WS280 on rows 23 to 29 from 6 a.m. to 8:07 p.m. are expected to isolate and arrange for testing. Those vaccinated are asked to monitor for symptoms and arrange for testing on day four of their return to the territory.

Within the first 72 hours of return, all residents are expected to limit household contacts, wear a mask, avoid high-risk activities and large gatherings.

The same rules apply to residents on flight WS3359 entering Yellowknife from Calgary from 11:29 a.m. to 2:03 p.m.

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