Hey! We hope you've been staying safe during this outbreak. We know it must be a tense time for you, depending on your situation. That's why we're here to help you out - so we can all get through this together.
We've collected all the updated information you'll need; use the menu above to get help. Also, feel free to check out some of the basic information to keep in mind below.
We need to make sure we're doing the best we can to keep ourselves and others safe, and fight the spread of COVID-19. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind.
WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP FOR 20 SECS
TRY TO WEAR A MASK OUTSIDE AT ALL TIMES
CLEAN COMMON SURFACES AT HOME
KEEP AT LEAST 2 METRES FROM SOMEONE ELSE
DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH UNWASHED HANDS
STAY HOME AND ONLY TRAVEL FOR ESSENTIALS
UPDATES FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
UPDATES FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF BC
Visit the official COVID-19 website launched by the Government of Canada providing detailed information relating to the outbreak. This includes current travel advisories.
Visit the official COVID-19 website launched by the Government of BC providing support and information in response to the pandemic.
Whether or not you have COVID-19, you probably need to access healthcare resources during the outbreak. There are many aspects of physical and mental health that need upkeep, and we all need to make sure we're looking after each other through this.
We've put together some resources to keep you informed about your health options during the outbreak.
WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
You have no symptoms, and a possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.
You monitor yourself for symptoms and practice physical distancing. You should do this if you believe you've been exposed to an infected person, are in close contact with vulnerable people, or have been asked to do so.
You have no symptoms, and have travelled outside Canada or exposed to an infected person.
You stay home and avoid contact with other people. You must do this if you've travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, or have been asked to do so by a Public Health Authority.
You have symptoms, and have been diagnosed or awaiting lab test results.
You stay home and avoid contact with other people until a Public Health Authority advises you that you are no longer a risk. You must do this if you have been diagnosed, are being tested, or asked to do so.
flatten the curve
Without Physical Distancing
With Physical Distancing
hospital critical care + ventilator capacity
THE CURVE + PHYSICAL DISTANCING
According to the BC CDC, physical distancing is a way that we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact with others. We should keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart from one another, even if we are not sick.
You can practice physical distancing by:
Limiting outside activities
Keeping distance from someone else
Minding your hands
Wearing a mask often
Avoiding social gatherings.