BCNU is closely monitoring developments and we are in direct contact with the health authorities to work together on pandemic planning and outbreak control plans. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the risk to British Columbians is considered low.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, sore throat and headache. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
The World Health Organization's standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
BCNU recommends to members to ensure mask fit testing is current, and to review your worksite/unit exposure control plan. Members working in environments of communicable disease are encouraged to follow the direction given by your health authority. BCNU is following procedures of the health authorities and the BC Centre for Disease Control.
Please check back here for updates, review BCNU's FAQs and resources on the coronavirus, and visit these useful links to learn more about coronavirus:
BC Centre for Disease ControlBC Ministry of HealthWorld Health Organization
BC Centre for Disease Control
BC Ministry of Health
World Health Organization
Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and resources for members and stewards on novel coronavirus.
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