About the COVID-19 / Coronavirus

According to the federal government, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). Some transmit easily from person to person while others do not. COVID-19 is a new disease that has not been previously identified in humans. Those with COVID-19 may have few to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19; they include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and pneumonia in both lungs. In severe cases, infection can lead to death.

To understand the latest information on this disease, please see BC CDC About COVID-19

You can see what we were saying about the implications for housing co-ops early in the pandemic in the recordings we made in April and May:

Housing Co-ops and COVID-19: a Virtual Town Hall for CHF BC members on April 22, and Ask the Lawyers: A Virtual Town Hall for CHF BC members on May 6, on our YouTube page.