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Drugs and alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alcohol consumption has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drinking alcohol to cope with stress or anxiety can result in chronic illness, behaviour changes and dependence on alcohol. Do you want to monitor your drinking? The following is the recommended maximum consumption...

COVID-19 and weakened immune systems

Are you wondering how this pandemic can impact individuals with compromised immune systems? People with compromised, or weakened, immune systems include the elderly, people who have medical conditions like asthma, heart problems, and HIV/AIDS, and those who smoke. The COVID-19...

Should I wear a mask and/or gloves to protect myself from COVID-19?

Non-medical masks are now mandatory in public spaces. This includes taking the bus, buying groceries or spending time in a community centre. You do not need to wear a mask when in your own home.  Who is exempt from wearing a mask in public spaces? People under the age of 12...

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory Droplets​: Respiratory droplets are produced when a person talks, coughs, or sneezes​. Transmission: the droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. If a person is infected with COVID...

Symptoms of COVID-19 and when to talk to a health professional

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, but here are the most common ones: Fever Cough Sore throat Shortness of breath If you are experiencing these symptoms, please use the BC Self Assessment Tool and follow their advice (https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en) Check out this video on...

COVID-19

Below you can access several resources regarding COVID-19 Pandemic: What is a pandemic?

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