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Up-to-date information about novel coronavirus COVID-19 is available from the BC Centre for Disease Control at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19.
If we need medical care related to COVID-19 because we think we may have been exposed to, or are experiencing, symptoms of COVID-19, we can call 8-1-1. We can also use the self-assessment at https://covid19.thrive.health/.
For non-medical information about COVID-19, we can call 1-800-COVID19 for information in more than 110 languages. We can also get information about COVID-19 from the Public Health Agency of Canada by calling the telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397.
- Staying away from other people as much as possible: whether or not we are feeling sick, we may be passing COVID-19 to other people or coming into contact with this virus when we are within 6 feet of each other. If we are sick or may have come into contact with COVID-19 through travel or spending time with people who are known to have COVID-19, staying home is especially important so we do not expose other people to COVID-19.
- Staying connected to peer support, community, and services whether in person, by phone, or online can help us cope in this time, and continue to get the services we need.
Washing our hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer, before eating, after sneezing or coughing, and after being in shared spaces.
- Paying extra attention to when we may be needing a refill for any medications we are taking to ensure we have a supply of medication in case we do get sick.
YouthCO will continue to respond to information provided by BC's Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, the First Nations Health Authority, and the World Health Organization.
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