COVID-19 Resources

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Osteopathy BC members have suspended their hands-on practices during this critical phase of the COVID -19 outbreak. We are doing our part to protect the public and our members and to slow the progress of this virus. 

We don't know exactly when we will be able to resume, but are watching government advisories closely and will not restart until it is safe to do so. Please contact your practitioner or watch this website for further updates.

 

Federal and Provincial Government Announcements:

This section contains regular announcements or declarations by both Federal and Provincial Governments.

COVID-19: Provincial State of Emergency 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Relief Benefit for Self-Employed, Workers and Businesses (CERB)

Support for Renters and Landlords 

Clinical Information:

This section contains information on clinical resources available to practitioners based on BC Centre for Disease Control, the Public Health Agency of Canada and information from various provincial health authorities.

Hand Washing 

Handwashing Poster 

Interim Guidance: Public Health Management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community

HealthlinkBC 

Self-monitoring 

Public Health Agency of Canada 

BC Centre for Disease Control 

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority 

Fraser Health Authority 

Interior Health Authority 

Island Health 

BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool 

Small Business Resources and Employment Insurance:

This section contains information on how to manage the pandemic as a small business owner, including your responsibilities to your employees and what government supports will be available. This is an area that we expect to evolve rapidly in the next few weeks as government support plans become more developed.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 

Employment Insurance Information 

Business Development Canada 

Small Business BC 

Small Business – Government of BC 

BC Employment Standards 

BC Chamber of Commerce 

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Federation of Independent Business 

Student Loan Deferral 

Employment and Social Development Canada (Employment Insurance)

General Pandemic Information:

This section provides links to trusted sources on the pandemic and a link to travel advisories that affect all Canadians.

Government of Canada Travel Advisory 

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US) 

World Health Organization

John Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Page

Elsevier’s free health and medical research on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Worldometer Measurement of COVID19

HealthLinkBC Alerts