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General News · 19th January 2022
CCHA - Jenny
These are the latest Covid-19 recommendations from BCCDC.
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If you have had contact with someone who is sick and:

A) you are fully vaccinated (two shots) or have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, and you do not have any symptoms, you are not required to self-isolate and you can continue to participate in routine activities, such as work or school; but avoid high-risk people for 10 days.

B) you are not fully vaccinated and did not have COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you need to self-isolate for 10 days from the day you last had contact with the person who has COVID-19, even if you do not have any symptoms.

Even if fully vaccinated, you must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days from the day you last had contact with a person with COVID-19.

Here is some helpful information on how to manage living with someone who has Covid-19: PREVENTING COVID-19 IF SOMEONE IS SICK AT HOME

If you have mild symptoms and are fully vaccinated, you do not need a test. Stay home and away from others for a minimum of five days, and until you no longer have symptoms.

If you feel unwell, or are unsure about your symptoms, use the SELF ASSESSMENTT TOOL, contact the clinic, or call 8-1-1. If a test is recommended following your assessment, please contact the clinic. Current BC testing guidelines can be found HERE.

If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need a test.

By self-isolating, you help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Self-isolate if:
You are sick with any cold or flu-like symptoms
You are a CLOSE CONTACT of someone with COVID-19 and you are not fully vaccinated.
You have been asked to self-isolate by public health or because of recent travel.

Please continue mask wearing and hand sanitizing/hand washing. Vaccinations are also an important tool in helping our fight against Covid-19. If you have any questions about vaccinations, please feel free to have a discussion with us.

We’re all in this together,
Cortes Health Centre Team