Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

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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

British Columbia COVID-19 Dashboard

This comprehensive dashboard shows the latest statistics from the Provincial Health Services Authority and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Visit these sites for more up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19):

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

Do I need to wear a mask?

Wearing a mask is part of a multi-pronged approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19. British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has mandated the use of masks in all public indoor spaces and workplaces. At UNBC, it s our expectation that members of the University community will wear masks when in public spaces, including our campuses and the Northern Sport Centre.

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.