COVID-19 is more likely to spread between adults.
Children (aged 0-19) have had a much lower rate of COVID-19 infection than adults in BC. Children who have developed COVID-19 have most likely caught it from adults in their homes. Older children (10-19) are more likely than younger children (0-9) to catch and spread COVID-19 in their homes.
If they get COVID-19, some children have a higher chance of more serious illness. This includes children under one year of age, those with weakened immune systems and those with pre-existing lung conditions.
Adults with certain underlying medical conditions, weakened immune systems, or those age 65 years or older also have a higher chance of more serious COVID-19 illness. If this applies to you, or if you live with someone with any of these conditions, you can still go to work. Talk to your health care provider about the risk. They can help you with steps that you should take to lower the risk to yourself and those you live with.