13 Mar Covid-19
We recognize that there is fear of the unknown around COVID-19, and encourage you to stay informed.
We wish to ensure that you are provided with all the necessary information and that you understand all the personal protective measures.
- drink plenty of fluids
- get rest and sleep as much as possible
- try a humidifier or a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough
- If you are employed, follow any updates from your occupational health department
How do I know and what to do?
Symptoms range from mild, like the flu and other common respiratory infections, to severe, and can include:
- difficulty breathing
If you are ill and must visit a health care professional, call ahead or tell them when you arrive that you have a respiratory illness. You may be asked to wear a mask while waiting for or receiving treatment to prevent the spread of the illness.
What else can I do to stop the spread of infection?
Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.
There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses.
Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:
- wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- avoid contact with people who are sick
- stay home if you are sick
The Travel Advice and Advisories are the Government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information. We encourage you to pay particular attention to the latest travel advisories if you have plans.
To understand the latest developments and measures being taken by the government of Canada and your province, we encourage you to refer to the links below.