19 flights land with almost 200 rows affected by COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga

Published August 14, 2021 at 8:48 pm

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The federal government is reporting 34 recent flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, 19 of which landed at the airport.

Twenty of the flights were domestic (within Canada), with flights departing or arriving between August 9 and 12.

Fourteen of the flights were international, with all but one landing at the airport in that same timeframe.

At least 198 rows are affected by COVID-19, with several flights reporting unknown rows.

Earlier this week, Canada began welcoming fully vaccinated Americans back across the border, with Pearson Airport warning travellers to be ready for heavy delays due to the influx of travellers.

According to the federal government, a row is considered affected if it’s three rows (two rows for business class) behind or in front of a row where a seated person is confirmed to have COVID-19 during a period when they may have been infectious.

“Unknown” rows may be reported if the row number for the person confirmed to have COVID-19 can’t be validated, or if a member of the crew is confirmed to have COVID-19.

Passengers who were sitting in the affected rows — or all passengers on the flight if rows aren’t specified — are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and contact public health if they start showing symptoms of the virus.

Fully vaccinated Canadians returning to Mississauga’s Pearson Airport are no longer required to quarantine for two weeks.

All flight data is listed on the federal government’s website.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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