What You Need to Know
What you need to know about COVID-19
Prevention: Wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and stay home when you're sick.
Symptoms: Reported signs and symptoms include: fever, coughing, and/or difficulty breathing. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you can try this quick, online self-assessment tool: https://covid19.thrive.health/
Experiencing symptoms: If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 (for example, dry cough or fever), please stay home, and self-isolate for 14 days. COVID-19 presents as a mild illness in the majority of patients; testing is not recommended for those who have mild respiratory symptoms. If respiratory symptoms worsen, please call 811 or your health care provider.
Travelling outside of Canada: An official global travel advisory is in effect. Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. Visit the Government of Canada's website for the latest travel advisory updates.
Health questions: If you have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. Please be patient as they are experiencing high call volumes.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.