YLW advises travellers to self-monitor

March 28, 2020
News release

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) was advised by WestJet and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that a guest who flew on March 17 from Calgary to Kelowna on flight WS 3343 has tested positive for COVID-19.

Guests in the exit row are considered close contacts and may be at risk of exposure. Public health officials recommend that affected individuals self-monitor for 14 days for symptoms of cough, fever or respiratory issues. Guests are advised to contact their primary care provider, or their local public health unit if they are concerned that they may have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

YLW is sharing this information to keep the community informed about the possibility of virus transmission. All passengers who have travelled through YLW recently are advised to check and monitor WestJet’s Impacted Flights page to ensure they are aware of possible exposure to COVID-19.

The situation is dynamic and we are working with our partners to keep passengers and our community updated as information is known. The safety of airport employees, passengers and our greater community is our top priority and the airport is following the direction of health authorities regarding best practices for public health and safety.

We will continue to work closely with the WestJet, PHAC and other agency partners to provide our full support.

Learn more about YLW's response to COVID-19 at ylw.kelowna.ca/coronavirus.