According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, “A new coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak of respiratory infections, now known as COVID-19. The number of cases worldwide is changing quickly. B.C. has confirmed cases of coronavirus; however the risk to Canadians continues to be low.” We are continually monitoring the situation related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and closely following the federal and provincial health officers – their advice and perspective.
Stay updated with these helpful links:
Find up to date information on how the province of BC is responding to COVID-19 here
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) B.C. public health guidance for schools and childcare programs – February 23, 2020
Health Link BC
The BC Centre for Disease Control
World Health Organization
What should we do
According to the Provincial Health Officer, these are the continued recommended actions for British Columbians:
- Cleaning your hands regularly
- Avoiding touching your face
- Coughing or sneezing into your elbow sleeve
- Disposing of tissues appropriately
- Staying home and away from others if you are sick. Anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 811. Translation services for 811 is available in 130 plus languages.