Essential information to help you better understand what COVID-19 is and how it spreads, so you can take steps to prevent workplace exposure.
What is COVID-19
How Does COVID-19 Spread?
What Are the Symptoms?
COVID-19 symptoms can appear up to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Symptoms, including fever, cough, chills, sore throat, headache, and fatigue, are similar to the flu and common cold. View the most common COVID-19 symptoms.
Anyone with symptoms can get tested for COVID-19. Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to see if you might need to seek medical advice or get tested.
What to Do if Sick
If sick it's vital to focus on minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19. The most important thing to do is self-isolate by staying home and avoiding coming into contact with other people. You should also wear a face mask when around other people, cover your coughs and sneezes, and wash your hands and clean surfaces often.
For more information about what to do if you are sick, as well as more general COVID-19 information, visit the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) website.