The Department of Health and Community Services is asking passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 8880 from Halifax to Deer Lake who arrived on Thursday, November 19 to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing.
Public Health is making this ask out of abundance of caution because of confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Western Health region that was announced on Sunday, November 22.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Fever or signs of fever including chills, sweats, muscle aches, light-headedness, cough, headache, sore throat, painful swallowing, runny nose, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste, unexplained loss of appetite or small red or purple spots on the hand or the feet.
Even if someone receives a negative test result, Public Health is encouraging all passengers to continue monitoring themselves for symptoms for a full 14 days from the time of their arrival in the province.
For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit: www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.