Latest media release from WVPD regarding COVID-19
The West Vancouver Police are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in British Columbia. It is important to know the facts. We encourage you to visit Canadian Health Agencies websites for accurate and up-to-date information.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
(*The following information has been adapted from Vancouver Coastal Health)
Prevention: Proper hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and staying home when you're sick is the best protection.
Symptoms: Reported signs and symptoms include: fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, and/or pneumonia in both lungs.
Experiencing symptoms: If you think you have the symptoms of Coronavirus disease, please stay at home and call 8-1-1.
Health questions: If you have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.
For more information and updates, please visit one of the websites below:
In addition, WVPD is developing an internal and external response to the issue. We have started to implement steps to address issues surrounding COVID 19 and will be reviewing our previously developed pandemic protocols to ensure our ability to serve the community is not impacted.
We have also implemented a new screening protocol to help us identify potentially problematic situations in order to ensure the well-being and safety of responding members. The call takers will ask the following questions:
Are you or anyone in your household sick with respiratory flu like symptoms?
Have you travelled internationally in the last 14 days?
If yes where?
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the information provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada who has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada.