The following advice for someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 was provided by the Pemberton Medical Clinic.
Self-isolate at home for a 14-day period following the exposure event. COVID-19 has an incubation period of up to 14 days—it may take 14 days for you to develop symptoms.
If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, testing may not be useful is and is not recommended.
If you do develop any symptoms at all including (but not limited to) fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, headache, fatigue, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting or muscle aches please attend the Pemberton Emergency Department between 1 pm – 3 pm, Monday – Friday for a COVID-19 test.
If possible, on the morning that you would like to be tested call 604-894-6633 to pre-register. When you arrive in your vehicle phone the emergency department on 604-894-6633 to let them know you have arrived. If there is a line of vehicles in the parking lot, join the line. You will be tested in your vehicle.
If anyone gets a test before the 14 days are up and the test is negative, there is still a risk of subsequently developing COVID-19, so please continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days even if you have had a negative test.
If you are worried and would like medical advice, or have more questions call 8-1-1.