With return to more a ‘typical’ way of life after the past few years of restrictions for COVID-19, we are seeing a concerning surge of respiratory illness. Influenza, RSV and COVID-19 (as well as many others!) are causing severe illness, hospitalization and deaths across the country.

Here are a few tips to keep yourself safe:

  1. Wear a mask when indoors, especially in busy places (yes, the COVID mask mandates have lifted, but this is still your most effective way to protect yourself and others against respiratory illness)
  2. Wash your hands frequently

Influenza/COVID vaccines:

If you are sick with a respiratory illness:

  • Take a home COVID test
  • If your symptoms are mild, please stay home and rest
  • If you have a persisting high fever and/or you feel like you are not getting better, please call for an appointment 1-250-890-0919
  • If you are severely unwell with difficulty breathing, or feeling short-of-breath when resting or speaking, please call 911 or go to your nearest ER.


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