COVID 19 " CORONAVIRUS"
Please consider doing the BCCDC Covid 19 survey. This survey is not only extremely helpful for the BCCDC's continued good work against this infection, but you are given the option to sign up for serology testing , when available, to determine immunity against Covid 19. Link is here
This is an on line self-assessment tool for COVID 19 from BC Ministry of Health. Please look at this first before calling the Vernon UPCC or 811. THE LINK IS HERE
We are now able to test anyone we feel may have Covid 19. Please phone to discuss with your doctor.
If you feel very unwell and you think you need assessment at the hospital, call 911 if you feel you need an ambulance BUT always remember to warn the operator why you are calling so appropriate arrangements can be made.
ALL PEOPLE WHO HAVE ANY UPPER OR LOWER RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS EG A COLD, EAR ACHE, CHESTY- OR ANYTHING SIMILAR- YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SELF ISOLATE FOR 2 WEEKS. We need to take these infections out of the community to make COVID 19 easier to spot and also because some of these in younger people may be COVID 19!
Please stay at home unless absolutely necessary
The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians non-medical information about COVID-19. This includes the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing, as well as access to support and resources from the provincial and federal governments.
Service representatives can be reached seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., by calling 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319). Information is available in more than 110 languages.
Up to date information from Interior Health can be found here
Further information from The BC Centre for Disease Control can be found here
Information from Healthlink BC can be found here
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
Information for people with chronic health conditions:
Managing anxiety and stress in families with children/youth:
COVID 19 parenting tips:
Anxiety self help during the COVID 19 crisis: