WHEN TO USE MASKS
If you are healthy, only wear a mask if you are taking care of a person suspected to have the infection.
Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.
COVIID-19 PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Wash your hands frequently
Maintain social distancing (at least 1 metre/ 3 feet)
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Practice respiratory hygiene
If you have a fever, a cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
ADVICE FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS
Assume overall responsibility to ensure that all necessary preventive and protective measures are taken to minimize occupational health and safety risks
Provide information, instruction and training on occupational health and safety
Provide instruction for use, putting on, taking off and disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Provide adequate IPC and PPE supplies (masks, gloves, goggles, gowns, hand sanitizer, soap and water, cleaning supplies) in sufficient quantity to healthcare or other staff caring for suspected or confirmed cases
Frequently asked questions
What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19?
Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. You can learn more about who is most at risk for health problems if they have COVID-19 infection on CDC’s current Risk Assessment page.
How can I protect my child from COVID-19 infection?
What can I do incase of an outbreak in the community?
During an outbreak, stay calm and put your preparedness plan to work. Follow the steps below:
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
How easily does the virus spread?
When should I self-isolate?
According to the Ontario Ministry of Health, anyone who begins to feel unwell and start experiencing a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, should return home and self-isolate immediately.