What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the health and safety of our community.
What are the COVID-19 Symptoms?
Shortness of breath
Sore throat and painful swallowing
Stuffy or runny nose
Loss of sense of smell
Loss of appetite
Stay home if you are sick
Regularly wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 70% alcohol
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough
Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet (or 2 meters) when in public
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
What are the modes of Transmission?
Coronavirus is spread from an infected person through:
Droplets spread when a person coughs or sneezes
By touch if a person has used their hands to cover their mouth or nose when they cough or sneeze
Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
Airborne: sneezing or aerosolized through medical procedure
COVID-19 can live on some surfaces for up to 3 days
If you are ever uncertain of existing symptoms HealthLink BC has an online COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool.
You are also encouraged to contact HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia where you can speak to a health service navigator who will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family.
Links for further information
Government of Canada