The provincial government has opened a phone line to answer any non-health related questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia.
The phone line is open seven days a week, from 7:30 am to 8 pm, and is available in more than 110 languages.
Residents will be able to phone in and ask for non-clinical information, touching on topics such as what’s happening with schools, financial support for British Columbians, and what restaurants and other public spaces are closing down.
We have a new line for all of your non-health related questions about COVID-19: 1-888-COVID19
Call for questions on topics like child care, funding support and travel.
Information is available in more than 110 languages, from 7:30 am to 8 pm. pic.twitter.com/sJyGEHuJ41
— BC Government News (@BCGovNews) March 18, 2020
The phone line can be reached at 1-888-268-4319 and people can also text 604-630-0300 for non-clinical support.
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On Tuesday, BC Health Officials declared a public health emergency after a surge of 83 new cases of coronavirus in the province, as well as three deaths. Of the 186 cases in total, only seven of them are in acute care in hospitals — the remainder is said to be recovering at home.
With coronavirus on the rise, BC public health authorities are reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.