COVID-19 Facts and Tools

Facts and Tools to help you respond to COVID-19. Got a helpful link to share? Contact us. 

British Columbia CDC Recommendations for Mask Use  Wearing a mask should be combined with other important protective measures such as frequent hand washing and physical distancing. A mask is not enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on its own.

PHAC Non-medical Masks and Face Coverings Recommendations  Well-designed and well-fitting masks or face coverings can prevent the spread of your infectious respiratory droplets. They may also help protect you from the infectious respiratory droplets of others.

How BC Health Officials decide to announce an outbreak or exposure “Outbreaks in settings with potential for widespread exposure — including health-care settings, long-term care homes, and schools — are officially announced in B.C.’s COVID-19 briefings, led by Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. In other settings, an outbreak will only be declared if it’s determined there is a risk to the public.”

Check public exposures where you live or visit: 

Worksafe BC Protocols for Returning to Operation for Arts and Cultural Facilities Rules for libraries, museums, and art galleries to resume service.

Canada Emer Benefit Questions and Answers  CUPE National’s information page for CERB vs EI decision-making.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit The Government of Canada CERB page where you can begin the application process for CERB

Employment resources, including EI Find out what the Government of Canada is doing to help individuals whose employment is affected by COVID-19

Public Health Canada Symptom Checker and Information Page  Check your symptoms and find out more about COVID-19 in Canada

British Columbia’s Emergency Orders for COVID-19

Worksafe BC’s Guide for Employers: Preventing COVID-19 Exposure

BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Information Information about COVID-19 from the BCCDC, including translations into Punjabi, Farsi, and Traditional Chinese.

Worksafe BC COVID-19 Information and Resources

Refusal of Unsafe Work Fact Sheet

CUPE National Fact Sheet on COVID-19

Childcare in BC During COVID-19