Precautionary measures to avoid transmission of COVID-19 are similar to measures to prevent cold and flu. For questions related to self-isolation or COVID-19, please call 8-1-1
Wear your mask at every indoor location
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
If a sink is not available, 60-90% alcohol-based hand rubs (hand sanitizer) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands.
When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow and then wash your hands.
Stay home when you are ill or have any symptoms
Avoid close contact with others.
According to the BCCDC website, symptoms for COVID-19 include fever, cough, muscle aches, and difficulty breathing. Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should call 8-1-1 where they will be connected to a health professional and more information is available in more than 130 languages
In an effort to ease the wait time for 8-1-1, B.C. has set up a dedicated COVID-19 line at 1-888-COVID19 or text at 1.888.268.4319.