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Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) update Feb. 24

February 26, 2020
Author: 
RRU Staff

Updated Feb. 24

The university continues to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 (previously known as the novel coronavirus) acute respiratory disease and is closely following advice from public health officials. We will keep this page updated as the situation unfolds.

There several reported cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the risk to people in British Columbia and Canada is considered low.

If you have questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus, visit HealthLinkBC. You can also call the Government of Canada COVID-19 information line at 1-833-784-4397. If you have a health concern, need non-emergency assistance getting medical help, or need medical translation services, you can call HealthLinkBC’s 8-1-1 information line free of charge.

For more information on Royal Roads University’s response to the virus, read the university’s FAQ.

Staying healthy

BCCDC and HealthLink BC recommend some precautions you can take to avoid catching respiratory illnesses, with frequent hand washing at the top of the list.

PHAC recommends against non-essential travel to China and to avoid all travel to Hubei province. If you have recently returned from China, PHAC asks you to monitor your health. If you become sick, avoid contact with others except a health care professional.

Read more about novel coronavirus in Canada.