Five more flights land with COVID-19 cases at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport
Published October 2, 2021 at 5:07 pm
The federal government is reporting that five more flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have landed at Pearson Airport in Mississauga over the past few days.
One of the flights was domestic (within Canada), landing at the airport on September 22:
At least 24 rows are affected across all five flights.
Additionally, a number of flights departed Pearson with COVID-19 cases during the same time period.
Since September 9, 2021, the province no longer reports all flights affected by COVID-19 at Pearson Airport to Canada Public Health.
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.
All flight data is listed on the federal government’s website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies