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About COVID-19

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever* or chills
  • Cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The BC Centre for Disease Control and Health Canada are trusted sources of information on the symptoms of novel coronavirus. Please refer to these websites for more detailed information about the virus.

*The BC Centre for Disease Control has more information on the definition of fever

Call your doctor or you can call 811 anytime to talk to a nurse at HealthLinkBC and get advice about how you are feeling and what to do next. 811 has translation services in 130 languages.

You can learn more about COVID-19 from these organizations


WorkSafeBC, the organization overseeing workplace safety in B.C., provides information on the latest public health orders that affect COVID-19 safety plans and worker health checks.

WorkSafeBC provides a downloadable poster in a variety of languages that defines the workplace entry checks.