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COVID-19 prevention

There are many things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

Proper hand washing

Practice proper hand washing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The best protection is proper hand washing, including before and after you eat your meals. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection. You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your face

Avoid touching your face to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose prior to washing your hands.


Practice good cough and sneeze etiquette

Practice good cough and sneeze etiquette to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Throw the used tissue into a garbage can and then wash your hands. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

Stay home

Stay home if you are ill, have symptoms of flu such as a fever or cough to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

If you are ill, have symptoms of flu such as a fever or cough, you should stay home.


Wear a mask if you are sick

Wear a mask if you are sick to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+). For more information, visit the Government of B.C. website.

For more information on healthy practices, visit our Sneezes and Diseases website.

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