Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ has been closely monitoring all recommendations and warnings issued by Vancouver Coastal Health, Government of BC and Government of Canada regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
As the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ will be postponing the start of the SP20 season indefinitely to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, referees, volunteers and community.
For more information/resources on the current outbreak of COVID-19 please read the below.
Current Risk Level: Low
From GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada but this could change rapidly. We will continue to adapt our risk assessment based on the latest data available.
Info and Precautions
Risk: The risk of coronavirus disease transmission continues to remain low for residents of British Columbia. People without symptoms do not pose a risk.
Prevention: Proper hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and staying home when you're sick is the best protection.
Symptoms: Reported signs and symptoms include: fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, and/or pneumonia in both lungs.
Experiencing symptoms: If you think you have the symptoms of coronavirus disease, please stay at home and call 8-1-1.
Returning from travel in Hubei province (including Wuhan city) in China, Iran, or Italy: If you have returned from these areas, monitor for symptoms and avoid contact with others for 14 days after leaving those areas.
Returning from any travel: Travellers returning from other parts of the world are not asked to self-isolate, but should monitor themselves for symptoms. If you have been travelling and you become ill or become ill after you return home, tell your health care provider about recent travel and your symptoms. You should also tell your provider if you had close contact with a sick person or had another high-risk exposure such as direct contact with animals.
Health questions: If you have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.