NewsIsland Health asking people to stop sending gifts to health-care facilities SHARE ON: Ashley Roberts, staff Tuesday, Mar. 24th, 2020 Island Health is asking you not to send flowers and gifts to its facilities as it looks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. (Dominika Roseclay, Pexels.com)If you’re thinking about delivering a present to someone in a hospital or long-term care facility, don’t do it.Island Health is asking you not to send flowers and gifts as it looks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.Other restrictions include:Essential visits only at all Island Health facilities. Click here for the most up-to-date information about visitor restrictions.No visitor who is unwell with the following symptoms may visit an Island Health facility: fever, cough, runny/stuffy nose, sore throat and/or diarrheaAnyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19 during the previous 14 days, must not visit patients/residents in any Island Health facility or long-term care facility.The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control is the recommended resource for accurate, current information about COVID-19 in British Columbia. You can find its website here.