COVID-19: Update from City of Parksville

‘Medical health officer advised we should assume COVID-19 is now present in our region’

The City of Parksville has sent out an update about COVID-19 that said the Parksville Qualicum Beach area should assume there are cases in the region.

It read: “The medical health officer for Central Vancouver Island advised we should assume COVID-19 is now present in our region and knowing with some certainty that infections do exist in our community, we continue to be concerned for the well-being of our residents. We are constantly monitoring changing conditions, responding quickly to raise the level of safety and keep our residents informed as best we can. Although we have restricted access to our offices by the public, we continue to provide the services you rely on day-to-day and our website will continue to inform about services and options available for residents.”

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The release also thanked residents for helping to slow the spread of the virus and asked them to refrain from hoarding supplies.

It also reminded sick residents to stay home.

”The BC Centre for Disease Control website provides a self-assessment tool; medical information is available by calling all 8-1-1 and non-medical information may be obtained from 1 888 COVID19 (1 888-268-4319). By acting appropriately, practicing the best possible personal hygiene and limiting your contact with others, you will help to limit the spread COVID-19 in order to avoid overloading our healthcare system.”

— NEWS staff

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