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March 24, 2020 – COVID-19 Symptoms and when to seek medical attention

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Members are encouraged to share this message with elders and those who do not have Facebook or internet access. 


COVID-19 Symptoms and when
to seek medical attention

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can cause flu like symptoms: fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat and difficulty breathing.

If you are experiencing these symptoms it is recommended you self isolate for 10 days. Most people will recover at home. Stay at home and avoid contact with others and prevent the spread in your home and community.

Most people do not need to be tested for COVID-19 because testing positive will not change medical care.

For more information contact 1 888 268 4319 between 7:30 am and 8:30 pm or text at 1 604 630 0300

For the most up to date non-medical information you can visit the BC Government’s COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information.

COVID-19 can cause more serious illness in people with weakened immune symptoms (Elders and those with chronic illness).

Call 911 or go to Emergency if you are experiencing the following severe symptoms (call emergency in advance)

  • Severe difficulty breathing (speaking in single words)
  • Severe chest pain
  • Having a very hard time waking up
  • Feeling confused
  • Losing consciousness

STOP COVID-19

Hand wash with soap (20 sec), keep hands off your face, practice social distancing (6 feet), cough and sneeze in your sleeve.

From LBN Tim Sheehan (LPN) and Solutions RN Toby Reinhart LBN Health Dept.