4 Royal Military College cadets in precautionary COVID-19 isolation at CFB Kingston

An email sent out to Royal Military College of Canada employees says four cadets are in isolation at the Kingston air base as a precautionary measure, after one of the cadets travelled by plane with a B.C. passenger who was later confirmed to have COVID-19.

The email, written by Brigadier-General Sebastien Bouchard, Commandant of RMC was sent to staff Monday evening.

Global News has obtained two identical copies of this email from two separate employees who sent the emails independent of each other. Global News has also been in contact with RMC and National Defence who have yet to confirm the validity of the email or its contents, but did say they would be working on a response.

Bouchard’s email said one of their cadets was informed by British Columbia health authorities Feb. 23 that they may have been “potentially exposed to the virus during an overnight flight from Montreal to Vancouver” over Feb. 13 to Feb. 14.

“One of the passengers on that flight later tested positive as a presumptive confirmed case,” the email read.

Bouchard continued, saying the other three cadets now in isolation at CFB Kingston were in proximity of the other cadet after the latter returned to campus from Montreal on Feb. 23.

The cadets reportedly self-isolated in their rooms the night of Feb. 23, and visited the college’s medical unit early Feb. 24.

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