important information for seniors

Important information for seniors & people with medical conditions

Campbell River, BC – Because older adults, and people with medical conditions are at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19, the Strathcona Regional District and City of Campbell River are sharing important information to help keep community members healthy.

Available now is a list of resources that can be printed and shared with those who don’t have a computer or internet access. Find it at and campbellriver/COVID-19 under Community Resources.

To request a paper copy by mail to you or someone you know who may need it, please phone the City call centre at 250-286-4033, open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How Does COVID-19 Spread?

COVID-19 is a virus that is spread through liquid droplets. People are infected if those droplets enter their mouth, nose or eyes. The virus is spread primarily when sick people cough or sneeze without covering their nose and mouth. Even people with mild symptoms can transmit the virus. That’s why it’s extremely important that everyone follows all public health instructions and orders.

Best Ways To Protect Your Health

  • Clean hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds, always before eating and after washroom use.
  • Use hand sanitizers frequently when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Maintain a two-metre distance from other people.
  • Avoid public spaces and large groups of people.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that other people might have touched.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • If you are sick, or have recently returned from travel outside Canada, you must follow quarantine requirements. Tips for coping with change Being quarantined or staying home and away from other people as much as possible can have a significant impact on our emotional health. It’s extra hard for people who are worried about how their age or health makes them more vulnerable if they get sick. Stay informed Getting information about COVID-19 from reliable sources helps manage stress and anxiety. If you find that the news or social media make things worse, take a break.
  • For the most up to date public health information visit the BC Centre for Disease Control at
  • If you have concerns about your health, call HealthLinkBC by dialing 8-1-1
  • For non-medical questions, call 1-888-COVID-19 (1-888-268-4319)