The Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provinces, territories, and international partners, including the World Health Organization, to actively monitor the situation. As efforts continue across Canada to increase overall vaccine coverage and lower community transmission, public health measures remain the foundation of the pandemic response.
The public health risk of getting COVID-19 is evolving daily and varies between and within communities. Overall, the risk to most people in Canada remains high. This doesn’t mean that everyone will get COVID-19. However, it means that there’s already a significant impact on our health care system and transmission is occurring in many communities.
To protect yourself and others, be mindful of the risk of exposure to the virus, and consistently follow personal preventive practices and public health advice where you live. You can find more information on the PHAC’s COVID-19 Risks page.
For any questions, call the Health Canada COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397, or email: [email protected]
BC Centre for Disease Control
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is a key partner of the provincial government. It is the central resource for British Columbians to hear updates and learn more about COVID-19 in BC, including case counts, BC Government statements, protective and preventative measures to take, plus the latest advice and resources from officials.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
On March 11, 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. WHO coordinates the international COVID-19 response and publishes it on its website guidance, recommendations, reports, and any other information that can help countries and individuals to respond to COVID-19.
If you have symptoms and may have been exposed to COVID-19, use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, to help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for the virus. You can complete the assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.
To arrange for further assessment or testing, call your local primary care provider or 8-1-1, or for deaf or hard of hearing call 7-1-1.
In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, BC’s Ministry of Health, and other industry partners, we have created an FAQ. This will be continually updated, providing information from BC, national, and international partners to give you the information you need as it relates to travel and tourism. It will help you answer questions from your staff, visitors, and partners.FAQs
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