UPDATE: COVID-19 Exposure Notification – Canadian North Flight 5T 244

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YELLOWKNIFE April 27, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO)  continues to identify potential public exposure to COVID-19 during a domestic flight on April 24 originating from Edmonton, with flight stops in Yellowknife, Norman Wells and Inuvik. The OCPHO confirmed one new infection of COVID-19 in Inuvik yesterday on the flight.

Seating Changes

The OCPHO has received new information that a plane change occurred at Edmonton International Airport, to potentially promote more spacing between travellers.

The OCPHO is requesting anyone seated in the affected rows at anytime during these flights to contact public health. This now includes row 13 on the Edmonton-Yellowknife leg of the flight.

The affected rows include the following:

Airline Flight number Departing Destination Date Affected rows
Canadian North 5T 244 Edmonton Yellowknife April 24 13-20
Canadian North 5T 244 Yellowknife Norman Wells April 24 7-13
Canadian North 5T 244 Norman Wells Inuvik April 24 7-13

Exposure Risk

What to do if you were in these rows and have not been contacted:

  • Self-isolate and contact public health immediately.

  • Follow the direction of public health.


All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.

Related Links

NWT COVID-19 Dashboard

GNWT COVID-19 Website

NTHSSA Testing

Self-isolation for COVID-19 Contacts