COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

Corona viruses are a large family of viruses found mostly in animals. In humans, they can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). The new coronavirus has been named COVID-19.

While many of the characteristics of COVID-19 are still unknown, mild to severe illness has been reported for confirmed cases.

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1.

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19

BCFMWU COVID-19 FAQ (this document will be updated periodically or as things change)

 

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