Five more flights land with COVID-19 cases at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport

Published October 2, 2021 at 5:07 pm

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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:

The other four were international, landing at the airport from September 27 to 30:

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.

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