Attention Self Advocates
The selfadvocatenet.com coverage of the Corona Virus pandemic also called COVID 19 is intended to inform Self Advocates by bringing you daily updates and information regarding this life-threatening situation so you stay healthy and safe.
We encourage all Self Advocates to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines so we can stop the spread of this virus quickly. We each must do our part to protect ourselves and our communities. If you have an issue let us know we are here to support one another.
A message that selfadvocatenet.com is wanting to let you know: If you are out touching public surfaces, debit card machines, door handles at the grocery store DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE until you can wash your hands. Wash your hands WELL, scrub for at least 20 seconds and don’t touch your face.
Stay home if you are sick. If you are sneezing cover your mouth with your arm. Practice social isolation by staying 2 meters or at least 2 arm lengths away from everyone. If you take the bus sit a few seats away from the next person.
By practicing these guidelines we will be doing our part as citizens to keep everyone safe. When you are at home make sure your surroundings are cleaned regularly. Frequently wipe down things you touch a lot like door handles, light switches, telephones, countertops, bathrooms, etc.
Make sure you reach out to service providers, family, and friends if you are uncertain. Only go out if it is necessary like going shopping or to the drug store.
World Health Organization has now called it Pandemic Officially
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection. If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled.
- If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
- Handwashing poster
Will wearing a mask protect me?
Health-care workers will wear surgical masks, eye protection and gowns in order to protect themselves and other patients. During health-care procedures in which aerosol sprays may be generated (for example, when giving certain inhaled medications), health-care workers should wear specialized masks.
Protecting loved ones
What if I have a chronic condition?
Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
COVID-19 Immunization Plan
Online tool helps people book appointments with Service BC
Information for families of people in long-term care and assisted living.
Last updated: February 7, 2022
Province clarifies Visitors policy on essential vs. social visits at care homes, seniors facilities
The revised “Essential Visits” policy now supports people with disabilities during hospital visits
Page 3 Family and Visitor Policy click on the picture below to see the document
Province reminds people to get a bivalent COVID-19 booster
Province provides an update on respiratory illness season
Here it is the Covig 19 videos made by SAS and SALN. go to this link to watch it click here
Other related link to this Corona Virus help to prevent it so don’t get sick
Special Olympics BC has information bulletins if your athletes, volunteers, coaches can coach and athletes can play and volunteers can help click here
CloudMD See a doctor on your phone CloudPractice Inc
Counselling places that can call if need talk to someone self-advocates affected by Covid 19
Dorothy Hyslop (Counsellor that was at Leadership Retreat) is willing to provide free counselling to Self Advocates affected by COVID-19.
please contact Dorothy Hyslop at 604-765-1039 and leave a message or
Email her email@example.com
or go to her website details Dorothy Hyslop & Associates Counselling & Consulting
Illuminating Counselling Services
Practicing social distancing does not mean counselling services are not available. We have the means to assist you via telephonic means or web applications.
I am aware that this pandemic has increased anxiety and depression for many. Please know that I am available for you.
Illuminating Counselling Services at www.advicecounselling.com.
Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC-S
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 604-302-9648
Govt of Canada News Covid 19 Here
Federal Briefing on the response to Covid 19
Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
January 30th,2023, | Ottawa, ON | Public Health Agency of Canada
Public health releases guidelines for Canadians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on June 25th,2021
PRESS RELEASE: NEW ONLINE HUB OFFERS FREE RESOURCES FOR INCLUSIVE HIRING DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND
INCLUSION CANADA CALLS ON GOVERNMENTS TO PRIORITIZE PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, THEIR FAMILIES AND SUPPORT STAFF FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE
From The World Health Organization website, you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
Please visit this page for daily updates.
Here is the WHO’s latest update
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 -Tuesday, January 24, 2023
This is the Briefing of The WHO News Conference that was Today Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 25 January 2023 Edition 127 Overview Emergency Situational Updates
Globally, nearly 1.9 million new cases and over 12 000 deaths were reported in the week of 16 to 22 January 2023. In the last 28 days (26 December 2022 to 22 January 2023), over 11 million cases and over 55 000 new deaths were reported globally – a decrease of 25% and an increase of 13%, respectively, compared to the previous 28 days. As of 22 January 2023, over 664 million confirmed cases and over 6.7 million deaths have been reported globally.
WHO releases first data on the global vaccine market since COVID-19
Global Vaccine Market Report 2022
A shared understanding of equitable access to vaccines
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Videos Click Here