Communicable Disease Prevention

College of the Rockies follows the guidance and recommendations from B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, the B.C. Government, WorkSafeBC and Interior Health to ensure the health and wellbeing of students, employees and campus visitors.

Be Prepared for the Flu Season

Having a cold or the flu is not fun! You’re sneezing, coughing, aching, and tired – but you can treat the symptoms! Cold symptoms tend to get worse over a few days. Flu symptoms are more severe than cold symptoms and come on faster. For either illness, it is important to rest and drink plenty of fluids to feel better.

Cold and flu viruses spread easily in the late fall and winter. Wash your hands often to protect yourself from catching and spreading a cold or the flu. You can lower your risk of catching the flu by getting the flu vaccine every year. If you do catch a cold or the flu, try to stay away from others to avoid spreading the disease.

Quick Links

BC Centre for Disease Control Health Information  

Interior Health Communicable Diseases