Passengers on Air Canada Flight Asked to Call 811 to Arrange COVID-19 Testing

The Department of Health and Community Services is asking passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 8880 from Halifax to Deer Lake arriving on Thursday, November 19 to call 811 to arrange COVID-19 testing.

Public Health is making this ask out of an abundance of caution because of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Western Health region announced on Sunday.

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.