Many people in our community may have questions or concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease. Municipalities are guided by local, provincial and federal authorities on health-related matters.
This information below is intended to provide general information and health authority sources to our community members. The BC Centre for Disease Control indicates that while there are cases of COVID-19 in BC, currently the risk remains low. The City is staying up-to-date on information from Fraser Health and other official health authorities.
What you can do
Take the usual precautions to prevent the regular cold or flu viruses during the cold and flu season, including:
- Good hygiene: Regularly wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if hand-washing is not available; cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing (such as coughing into your elbow or using a tissue); avoid touching your face, mouth and nose with your hands; avoid others who are unwell, and stay home when you are sick.
- Masks are not recommended as protection. Surgical masks are not designed to protect the wearer from becoming sick. They may cause you to touch your face more often, which may be worse than not wearing a mask.
- If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus, call 8-1-1 for an assessment.
It is important to know the facts. Visit the health agencies’ websites for accurate and up-to-date information. Translated information is available on the Fraser Health Authority and the Healthlinkbc website.
Health Authority Websites
Fraser Health Authority – Information and FAQs
HealthLinkBC – Information and FAQs
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
BC Centre for Disease Control – Information and FAQs
Health Canada – Information and Advice
Government of Canada - Travel Health Notices
World Health Organization