News Release: March 9, 2020
Select passengers of Lufthansa Flight 470 directed to self-isolate and call public health
MISSISSAUGA, ON. (March 9, 2020) – On March 8th, Peel Public Health announced the third case of COVID-19 in Peel Region. The case has since been followed up on by Peel Public Health staff and the investigation has determined that the case may have been able to pass the virus to others during their return flight home.
No other community exposures were identified. The COVID-19 risk in Peel Region remains low as there is no evidence of community transmission in Peel.
Passengers who were seated on the main deck of Lufthansa flight 470 (LH 470, Frankfurt to Toronto's Pearson International Airport) in rows 1-4 (Business Class) on March 7, are directed to self-isolate and call Peel Public Health immediately at 905-799-7700 or at 905-584-2216 if in Caledon.
All other passengers aboard the flight should self-monitor for signs of cough, fever or respiratory issues and call Peel Public Health if symptoms arise up until March 21.
The risk of COVID-19 in Peel remains low. The steps taken in response to this exposure, as well as ongoing protective measures set in place by Peel Public Health and our partners, are working to help keep our communities safe.
Again, if you were in the rows in question aboard the above-mentioned flight, please call Peel Public Health immediately at 905-799-7700 or at 905-584-2216 if in Caledon.
Dr. Jessica Hopkins, Medical Officer of Health
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.