CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) UPDATE
Coronavirus information lines
Provincial and Federal Health Authorities are the lead agencies for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially classified the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) as a pandemic. The Village of Gold River is continuing to follow the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Provincial Health Officer.
Viruses, like COVID-19, are spread by an infected person through droplets in the air when a person coughs or sneezes, close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
Help prevent the spread by washing your hands and staying home if you are feeling unwell. In cold and flu season it is always respectful to not go to work or in public places when you are showing signs of illness. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing call 8-1-1 in advance.
For more information on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCDC)
Island Health Information
If you need to self-isolate, here is a link to a patient hand-out.
Visitor restrictions at Island Health facilities - March 21, 2020
Avoid social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID 19 - March 21, 2020