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.
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|
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.