Community Notice from the Health Department
Although the trend in the number of positive cases for COVID-19 is going down, BC’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry strongly emphasizes that there is still a risk that the number of positive cases in B.C. can go up. While we do not know how long these measures will be in place, it is CRITICAL for us all to do our part for at least the next two weeks.
It is still important to follow the public health recommendations Dr. Henry has set out last month. To continue to maintain our safety here in Musqueam and prevent ANY cases of COVID-19, please:
- Be vigilant about physical distancing – stay at least 2-3 metres (6-10 feet) away from others
- Practice frequent hand hygiene – wash your hands often throughout the day, for at least 20 seconds
- Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch items like door knobs, remotes, cell phones, counters, and fridge handles
- DO NOT touch your face (especially the eyes, nose and mouth—which are all entry points for the virus to enter your system)
- Avoid public places, and only go out for essentials when needed (e.g. groceries, pharmacy); preferably once a week at most.
SELF ISOLATION FOR 14 DAYS IS MANDATORY FOR:
- Anyone feeling cold/flu symptoms —> FEVER** or other cold/flu symptoms (earache, runny nose, cough, diarrhea…etc…) and report to your supervisor and the MIB Community Health Nurse.
- Anyone who has done ANY recent travel (examples: Vancouver Island or abroad) and their family. Please note there is also a travel ban on all NON ESSENTIAL travel currently – including ferries, US borders, and flights leaving/returning from abroad.
- Anyone who may have been potentially exposed to someone who may have the virus (presumptive or confirmed case). For example: someone who has been discharged from the hospital.
The Musqueam Health Department has an ongoing document tracking any community member(s) who may have been exposed and/or returned from recent travel.
Please call the Community Health Nurse @ 604-362-9200 to self report any symptoms you may experiencing and to have an over the phone assessment or if you have any questions.
The Province has reported 1,266 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 as of April 6th 2020 at 2pm. This includes:
- 783 who have fully recovered
- 38 deaths
- 140 COVID-19 patients in hospital
- 304 active cases in communities around BC
Dr. Henry is providing a daily update from Monday to Saturday.
Tune in on TV and/or CBC Facebook Live to stay informed.