Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Prevention

Northern Health Online Clinic and Information Line

Official sources of information

Updates from cities in the region

Questions and answers


Visit our status page for actions, changes and cancellations.


Prevention

Practice social distancing – keep your distance from other people when practical.

 As outlined by the BC Centre for Disease Control:

  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough, and cough into your elbow.
  • Do not share food, drinks, utensils etc.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Northern Health COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line

Northern Health has launched a COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line to help answer questions and concerns from Northern BC residents.

Call 1-844-645-7811 for support


Official sources of information

Visit these sites for the latest up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19).

World Health Organization

Canadian Public Health Services

B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Health Link BC

Northern Health

COVID-19 Government of B.C. Support and Information

For patients on medication supplies

BC Pharmacists message to patients on medication supplies during COVID-19 outbreak


Updates from cities in the region

City of Prince George

City of Fort st. John

City of Terrace

City of Quesnel


Questions and answers

Are there confirmed cases at UNBC?

To the best of our knowledge, no, there are no presumed or confirmed cases with any connection to UNBC. We are ensuring strong prevention measures to support the health of our students, staff and faculty.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Some health-care practitioners will be wearing N95 masks and some members of our community may choose to wear them but they are not necessary for the general population. We ask the community to be respectful of those who choose to wear them.

Who can transmit the illness?

Any people who are experiencing symptoms of this disease may transmit the illness; it is not related to race or ethnicity. We all play a role in dispelling rumours that may lead to discrimination. It is important for people to check authoritative sources for information on coronavirus so that no person is targeted or subjected to discrimination resulting from any misplaced perception that they may be a carrier of a communicable disease based on their perceived race, ancestry or place of origin.