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General News · 4th April 2020
Confirmed cases do not necessarily increase risk. We should always assume, that every time you go outside (remember, essentials only), and are near people or are in a public place, that exposure to Covid-19 exists. Keep your 2 meter/6ft distance, wash your hands and don't touch your face. This is the best prevention.

When does Island Health notify the public about potential exposure to a case? A question they hear a lot is: when do we choose to notify the public of a potential exposure. Dr. Richard Stanwick of Island Health explains:

- When there is a risk to the public and we cannot identify the new individuals who may have been put at risk.

- When it comes to the health of the public, we will notify role of a possible exposure and the steps they need to take to protect themselves. At the same time they try to protect people's privacy as much as possible.

- If individuals want to talk publicly about their own experience, that is their own choice.

COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool

Resources to help:
Symptom Self-Assessment Tool:
FAQ on BC Centre for Disease Control:
BC resources:
Non-medical questions
Call 1-888-COVID19
Text 604-630-0300
Medical questions only
Call 8-1-1