Facts not fear: COVID-19

March 21, 2020

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YouthCO is following COVID-19 updates closely. We are continuing to connect with youth most impacted by HIV and Hep C during this time while following the COVID-19 precautions in place. We know that these precautions help us to take care of our communities, including our staff. YouthCO will follow the measures suggested and required by the provincial and federal governments in ways that center our mission and our values.
As much as possible, YouthCO staff are working from home to provide peer education and support to youth impacted by HIV and Hep C. Our physical office location is closed. Phone calls and mail are being forwarded to our team. To find out about our current events, please visit www.youthco.org/events. For YouthCO programming and services, including access to safer sex and harm reduction supplies, please get in touch! We can be reached by phone at 1-855-968-8426, or email at info@youthco.org.

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.