Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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
The BC Centre for Disease Control
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.