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Northern Health provides COVID-19 advice to curling championship participants

With the World Women’s Curling Championship 2020 set to begin on Saturday (14 March) at the CN Centre in Prince George, local public health officials have developed an information package for participants, to help them stay healthy during the event and prevent the spread of illnesses such as influenza, norovirus, and COVID-19.
According to Northern Health: There have been a small number of cases of COVID-19 in B.C. which are being very closely managed. The risk to British Columbians, and those travelling to British Columbia, remains low.”
The information package includes a letter directed to athletes, fans, coaches, arena and event staff, volunteers and all other participants. It also includes a Frequently Asked Questions resource, containing advice and guidance for preventing the spread of illness.
The letter contains the following advice to reduce risk to participants:
  • Wash hands frequently (use lots of soap and hot water or hand sanitizers that are provided).
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
  • Know the symptoms of influenza and gastrointestinal illness and avoid contact with other people if you have them (See attached Frequently Asked Questions).
  • Stay home if youre sick.
  • Avoid common touch surfaces such as door knobs and hand railings as much as possible; increase environmental sanitation of common touch surfaces.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as water bottles, dishes, cutlery and cell phones.
  • Get immunized against influenza.

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