Updated Summary of COVID-19 Information and Government Resources

If you are looking for a comprehensive summary of all that is going on with COVID-19 in Canada and B.C. You are sure to appreciate the is resource summary. MLA North Vancouver-Lonsdale Bowinn has a quick sheet on Government updates. It is easy to navigate and contains vital information on updates and resources. With information and updates on Borders, Businesses, Financial Supports, Health Care and more, we need a reliable source of information on the Internet and Social media. Stay safe. Stay home. 


Do Your Part: Slowing Transmission of COVID-19

It continues to be extremely important that everyone works to prevent the spread of this disease. Even if you do not personally feel like you are at risk of getting sick, we must each do our part to protect other, more vulnerable community members. Slowing transmission helps our health care system keep up with the disease.

[��]  Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
[��]  Sneeze/cough into your elbow
[��]  Avoid touching your face
[��] ↔️ [��]  Maintain 2m distance from others
[��]  STAY HOME if you are sick, even if it is not COVID-19.

[❓]  Do I need testing?
Please use the online BC COVID-19 Self Assessment tool: covid19.thrive.health

[❓]  Do I need to stockpile food and supplies?
Our retail supply-chain providers have assured us they have an abundance of supply and are restocking regularly. There is no need to stockpile.

[❓]  Where do I go if I have questions?

If you are looking for medical information about COVID-19:

Call: 8-1-1*  [☎️]

If you are looking for non-medical information about COVID-19:

Call: 1-888-COVID-19*  [☎️]
Text: 604-630-0300  [��]
Online: BC CDC  [��]

*Translation available in over 100 languages

Official Information Sources

This is a regularly evolving situation, with changes on a day-by-day and even hour-by-hour basis. Thus, please take note of the following links so that you can stay up to date:

Official BC Government News Releases: BC Government News Releases
Daily update briefings with Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry are live streamed on the BC Government Facebook Page.
Official Twitter Accounts can often be the fastest way to get the latest information:

BC Centre for Disease Control: @CDCofBC
BC Government News: @BCGovNews
Vancouver Coastal Health: @VCHhealthcare
Minister of Health Adrian Dix: @adriandix
Health Canada: @GovCanHealth

Official Health Information on COVID-19
Be cautious of information you read about the virus online. Stick with reputable sites such as:

Vancouver Coastal Health
BC Centre for Disease Control
Health Canada
World Health Organization

Travel Advisories & Border Control
Travel advisories and border control directives are issued by the Government of Canada. Visit Travel Advisories to see the latest advice on travel.

Emergency and Urgent Care Facility Wait Times
Medical facilities may be under increased burden during these times. Visit ED Wait Times to see the wait times for emergency and urgent facilities in Vancouver, Richmond, and North Shore.

Information Source: http://bowinnmamla.ca/covid19/