A7 SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020 VANCOUVER SUN HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19): Follow the advice of your local public health authority. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands. Stay home as much as possible and if you need to leave the house practice physical distancing (approximately 2 m). SYMPTOMS IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS Symptoms of COVID-19 may be very mild or more serious and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. Isolate at home to avoid spreading illness to others. Avoid visits with older adults, or those with medical conditions. They are at higher risk of developing serious illness. FEVER (greater or equal to 38 °C) Call ahead before you visit a health care professional or call your local public health authority. If your symptoms get worse, contact your health care provider or public health authority right away and follow their instructions. COUGH DIFFICULTY BREATHING FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-19: 1-833-784-4397 canada.ca/coronavirus
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