How do I prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Stay Home

  • Don't attend public gatherings. 

  • Limit visits to public places to only necessary outings such as buying groceries and medications. 

  • Shop online whenever possible.

 

Physical Distancing

  • Minimize your contact with others through physically distancing by keeping at least 2 meters apart when outside your home. 

Sanitizing and Etiquette​

  •  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective means of reducing the spread of infection. 

  • If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them. 

  • Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or moth with unwashed hands. 

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough. 

  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. 

Additional measures can be found here.

If you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease, you may be at a higher risk of developing more severe complications from COVID-19. Please follow general preventative strategies against infection, engage in self-isolation, and if you should become ill, seek medical help early.

What should I do if I think I have symptoms or think I may have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19?

BC COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL: 

https://bc.thrive.health/

This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.

If you fall ill with COVID-19, stay home and self-isolate for 14 days.

Crisis Hotline

Times of change, loss, and struggle can create feelings of depression, helplessness, hopelessness and intense fear. It is natural to feel overwhelmed. You can call the crisis hotline to speak with someone who is able to listen and help you. 

Call 1-833-456-4566 or Text 45645

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