Addressing the Coronavirus

As you all may know, the coronavirus is in the news and there is a case confirmed in B.C.

As per Fraser Health and the CDC, the risk of contracting the Coronavirus in Canada is still low. CVS has ensured we are prepared with gloves and masks in the unlikely scenario the risk level increases.

Coronavirus is a viral respiratory pneumonia-like disease that was first reported in Wuhan, China. CVS is diligently monitoring information and messaging from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Fraser Health. The majority of cases of the Coronavirus are in Wuhan, China, and all cases outside of China are from people who have recently travelled in Wuhan.

The best prevention for yourselves are universal precautions including:

  • Washing your hands frequently (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds - see attached infographic or this video)

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands

  • Isolating yourself when unwell

  • Coughing and sneezing etiquette (ie. cough and sneeze into your inner elbow preventing the spread of┬ámucus droplets)

The links provided below contain more information about the coronavirus if you have further questions: