The BC Centre for Disease Control wants to know how you’ve been handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The province has created a population health survey — BC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, Our Future — that is open to respondents until May 31.
The goal is to gather citizens’ experiences, knowledge and actions during the pandemic, with the goal of strengthening B.C’s pandemic response and understanding COVID-19’s impacts to date on various aspects of life, including social and economic impacts and mental and community wellness.
"The information we gather will help inform the decisions we make in the weeks and months ahead," Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.
The survey is open to all British Columbians 18 years of age and older and takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. People can take the survey online at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-survey.
It is available online on any tablet, computer or mobile device.
At the end of the survey, respondents will be asked about participating in a serology survey (blood testing) to help determine immunity across the population and plan for future waves of COVID-19.
Results of the survey will be made available in early summer.
The data collected in the COVID-19 is protected under the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, governing how your information is collected, who sees it and how the information is used.
For help completing the survey by phone, call 1-833-707-1900, seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Language-interpreting services are also available for assistance completing the survey by phone.