Northern Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19, at The Key Resource Centre, and the Cold Weather Shelter in Fort St James, between November 12 and 25.
Public health officials are asking people who visited either the resource centre or shelter during this time period, to take extra care to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until December 10 (14 days from the last date of possible exposure). Public health contact tracing is underway and, where possible, NH is reaching out directly to individuals who have been exposed.
If people remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate, and people can continue with their usual daily activities. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please self-isolate and contact the COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line for Northern BC residents: 1-844-645-7811, or contact your doctor or nurse practitioner.
If you have been identified as a COVID-19 case or close contact, please know that either NH Public Health or Nak’azdli Health Centre will contact you directly and provide further instruction.
NH reminds everyone of the importance of following COVID-19 precautions and restrictions:
- No social gatherings of any size
- Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces
- No non-essential travel
- Staying home if you are sick
Information on public exposures to COVID-19 within the Northern Health region.
Take the COVID-19 self-assessment test at https://bc.thrive.health/