How to protect yourself from COVID-19
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed.
Prevention measures include:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are ill
Stay home when you are ill
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Practice social distancing - keep 2 meters apart from others
If you have a cough, fever and/or difficulty breathing, contact Telehealth (1-877-797-0000) or your health care provider.
Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
For more information, see the Ontario Ministry of Heath website.