COVID-19 Health Information

COVID-19- Health Information

The provincial government has provided a self-assessment tool which can help you determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Information Websites

The most up-to-date information about COVID - 19 can be found through reading informed, evidence-based medical service provider sources such as:

Prevention and Protection

The most important thing you can do to prevent infection is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. To help reduce your risk of infection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection
  • If hand washing is unavailable, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled.
  • Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth 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
  • Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.

Symptoms

Common symptoms for COVID-19 are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

If you have concerns or questions about your health contact HealthLinkBC (8-1-1) at any time or speak with your health care provider.

How is COVID-19 transmitted?

Coronavirus is spread from an infected person through:

  • Droplets spread when a person coughs or sneezes
  • Close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands