Ladysmith and our regional partners are following the direction of BC's Provincial Health Officer in dealing with COVID 19 (coronavirus). Right now, that means:
- practice excellent personal hygiene (wash your hands thoroughly and often, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, clean surfaces and things you use such as your phone, keys, keyboards and electronic devices) often
- stay home if you can, and definitely stay home if you feel unwell
- focus on social distancing -- try to stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from others, avoid shaking hands
But please remember, social distancing and self-isolation does not mean you need to cut yourself off from the world around you. The Provincial Health Officer says that one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our overall well being is to get outside and enjoy all the beauty surrounding us in Ladysmith and Vancouver Island. Please do it safely though -- do not gather in groups, and when you are outside, maintain 'social distancing'.
We also recommend that you also practice 'Information Hygiene' -- fact check rumours and things you may see or hear on social media with information from trusted sources, especially the following:
Contacting Staff During this time
All communities in the Cowichan Valley Regional District are part of the COVID-19 Regional Emergency Operations Centre. Check here
for the latest news and information on the regional response.
You can also sign up for the CVRD Emergency Alert System notifications. Click here