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the basics

It's good that you're asking questions about the virus and its effects. Knowing what we're dealing with is the first step to keeping everyone safe. Here's some helpful info to guide you through it.

WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP FOR 20 SECS

COVER UP WHEN YOU SNEEZE OR COUGH

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.

 

CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS

With flu season and allergies coinciding with the global pandemic, determining what you have is often difficult. Use the BC Self Assessment Tool to determine if you need further testing.

HEALTH INFO

INFORMATION FROM VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH

GUIDELINES ON WHO SHOULD BE TESTED FROM THE BC CDC

INFORMATION FROM FRASER HEALTH

 

WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

 

SELF MONITORING

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.

SELF

ISOLATION

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.

ISOLATION

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

  • Connecting virtually

  • Keeping distance from someone else

  • Minding your hands

  • Coughing into your elbow or sleeve

  • Avoiding social gatherings.

 

SO, IF WE ALL JUST PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING PERFECTLY, WHEN DOES COVID-19 GO AWAY?

 

MYTHS

FACTS

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RESOURCES

CAN YOUR PETS GET COVID-19?

IS IBUPROFEN SAFE IF YOU HAVE COVID-19?

IS THERE A FOOD OR MEDICINE THAT WILL PREVENT COVID-19?

ARE ANTI-BACTERIAL PRODUCTS BETTER THAN SOAP?

IS FOOD DELIVERY DANGEROUS?

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