Musqueam COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 update from Musqueam Health with information on the testing process, self monitoring for symptoms and important COVID-19 links.
Important COVID-19 Links
Unsure if you need to get a COVID-19 test? Take the BC Self-Assessment Tool anyone who is unsure if they should get tested for COVID-19 can click this link and after answering some quick questions, will have an idea if they should be tested or not.
Check the BCCDC website for all community exposure events, including regional, flights, work sites, and schools.
Visit Vancouver Coastal Health’s website for exposure events in Vancouver.
Musqueam COVID-19 Testing Process
Musqueam Health created this flow chart (below) for COVID-19 testing.
DO NOT DROP IN to the Musqueam Primary Care Clinic for COVID-19 testing.
- Call 604.266.0043 to arrange appointment.
- Pre-screening is required before the appointment is booked (the CHN may do the pre screening phone call if the GP/NP are busy with other patients)
School Aged Mouth Rinse
The mouth rinse testing method is ONLY available at BC Children’s. Appointment required. Call 604.875.2154.
Average Test Results Time
- VCH Testing Sites – (fastest) 24-48 hours
- MIB Primary Care Clinic – 48-72 hours
COVID-19 Symptom Self Monitoring
The BC Centre for Disease Control has information for people who are self-monitoring COVID-19 symptoms, including a 14-day tracking sheet for temperature and symptoms. Use this form if you were exposed to a COVID-19 case or you returned from travel outside of Canada. Self-monitoring for COVID-19 means you pay attention to your health, and recording your temperature and symptoms every day. Self monitor for 14 days from when you return to Canada or were last exposed to a COVID-19 case. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold and can also include gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Tips for keeping each other safe:
Maintain a small social bubble
Wear a mask when you are inside and in close contact with people
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Respect other people’s boundaries and give them space to stay safe
Remind family members and friends – we need to take care of each other. Now is not the time to visit in person.
It is hard to tell the difference between allergies, a cold, the flu and COVID-19. Please stay home if you are sick and protect everyone around you.
Health Department Contacts
Musqueam Primary Care Clinic — 604-266-0043
Community Health Nurse — 604-362-9200
HealthLink BC — 811
Contact the MIB Health Department to report potential COVID-19 exposure and immediately isolate. This includes if you feel ill with mild symptoms or have returned home from recent travel.