COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Air North flight to Whitehorse

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Passengers on an Air North flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse last Sunday afternoon are asked to self-monitor for symptoms until Sept. 12. (Paul Tukker/CBC - image credit)
Passengers on an Air North flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse last Sunday afternoon are asked to self-monitor for symptoms until Sept. 12. (Paul Tukker/CBC - image credit)

Yukon health officials have issued a potential COVID-19 exposure notice for an Air North flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse last Sunday.

Anybody who was on Air North flight 4N554, which left Vancouver at 1:35 p.m. on Aug. 29 and arrived in Whitehorse at 3:59 p.m., is asked to monitor for symptoms.

Those passengers should continue to self-monitor until Sept. 12, according to a news release on Thursday. If they experience symptoms, they're advised to isolate at home and arrange for testing by calling 867-393-3083 or going online.

As of Thursday afternoon, Yukon has 23 active cases of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, territorial health officials declared an outbreak at a Whitehorse long term care home after a staff member and a resident both tested positive.

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