This afternoon, the province launched a population health survey in partnership with the BC CDC, PHSA, and all health authorities. The BC COVID-19 survey: Your story, our future asks how COVID-19 has affected your life, your family and your future. This survey is the first of several activities that will help us to strengthen our pandemic response and help guide the B.C. government and Provincial Health Officer in the weeks and months to come.
As medical staff of Island Health, you are on the front lines, and therefore have a unique and important point of view to share. We encourage you to take 10-15 minutes to participate in the survey. Please share widely – encourage your friends and family to have their voices heard, and consider whether there are people you know who might need some assistance in accessing it. Those who can’t complete the survey online or need assistance in another language can call 1-833-707-1900, seven days a week, between 8:30 and 4:30, to take the survey over the phone.
At the end of the survey, participants are asked about their interest in taking part in two future initiatives: A serology survey (blood testing) to help determine immunity across the population, and the planning for digital tools such as location-based smartphone apps to help identify and manage COVID-19 infections in our communities.