Posted on Wednesday 24th June 2020

COVID-19 Symptoms and Self-Assessment Tools

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, a new (or worsening) cough, or shortness of breath, then you should contact your family doctor or check-in with the resources below:

How to use PPE

How to wear a Face Mask
http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Professionals-Site/Documents/COVID19_SurgicalMaskPoster.pdf

How to remove PPE
http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Professionals-Site/Documents/COVID19_MOH_BCCDC_Doffing_AirbornePrecautions.pdf

Community Living BC

Information for Individuals and families (including summaries and audio recordings of their teleconferences)
https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/resources/information-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Government of Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html 

Canada Revenue Agency: How to register for CRA “My Account”
https://youtu.be/xW_1xRux6bw

Government of Canada: Questions and Answers on the CERB
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html

Government of British Columbia

April 2 news release about new benefits 
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020SDPR0012-000620 

Summary of Support for Income & Disability Assistance
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/income-assistance/on-assistance/covid

BC COVID-19 Dashboard (Provincial Data)
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/a6f23959a8b14bfa989e3cda29297ded

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support

Wellness and Mental Health

Wellness Together Canada (launched April 15)
https://ca.portal.gs/
 
Province of BC - COVID-19 supports page – includes a specific tab at the bottom re: health & mental health - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support
 
Province of BC - COVID-19 virtual mental health supports – 
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/virtual-supports-covid-19
 
Province of BC - Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety & Depression
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/managing-covid-stress
  

Additional Resources

BC Non-Profit Housing Association: A summary of provincial supports available to individuals and residents: 
https://bcnpha.ca/wp_bcnpha/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Federal-and-Provincial-COVID-19-Response-Programs-For-Individuals-April-20201.pdf

Green Mountain Self Advocates: COVID-19 information by and for people with disabilities:
https://cchealth.org/coronavirus/pdf/COVID19-Info-for-People-with-Disabilities.pdf 

Easter Seals: Social distancing social story: 
http://qrcgcustomers.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/account4876975/6583599_2.pdf?0.9769005281804615 
 
Plain language Pandemic Safe sex
https://bcceonetwork.ca/WP/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Plain-language-Pandemic-Safe-sex.pdf
 

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