COVID-19 Updates & Resources
COVID-19 also known as the Coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak causing respiratory infections. The symptoms of COVID-19, which can include fever, sore throat and cough, are similar to other respiratory infections, including influenza. The number of cases is rapidly increasing worldwide.
There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and Canada; however, the risk to Canadians continues to be low. For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit www.bccdc.ca or HealthlinkBC for more information regarding precautions, symptoms and self-isolation measures.
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control if you have respiratory symptoms that can be managed at home, self-isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days after onset of symptoms. After 10 days, if your temperature is normal and you feel better, you can return to routine activities. Coughing may persist for several weeks, so a cough alone does not mean you need to continue to self-isolate for more than 14 days.
Check out the BC COVID-19 Assessment Tool to help determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.
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