BC COVID-19 Self-Check: What to do in the event of cold or flu symptoms *EVEN MILD ONES!
Mount Waddington, B.C. October 23, 2020 - As we navigate cold a flu season in the midst of a pandemic, questions arise about how to navigate the presentation of cold or flu symptoms. The Government of BC has answered this question with a simple self-assessment test found here: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
When to self isolate and get checked for COVID-19:
Are you experiencing cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones?
Symptoms, any combination of the following include: Fever*, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches.
While less common, symptoms can also include: stuffy nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye), dizziness, confusion, abdominal pain, skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes.
Fever: Average normal body temperature taken orally is about 37°C. For more on normal body temperature and fevers, see HealthLinkBC's information for children age 11 and younger and for people age 12 and older .
Island Health COVID-19 Screening Line: 250-902-6091