Protect Yourself

COVID-19 / Coronavirus | Protect Yourself

If you or a family member have recently travelled outside of Canada,
or are feeling sick with the following symptoms…

…then please stay at home for 14 days.
Call Health Link at 811 first before going to see a doctor.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus, which causes infection of the nose, throat and lungs. An outbreak of the virus was first detected in mid-December 2019, and is rapidly spreading throughout the world.

The illness is most commonly spread from an infected person through:

  • respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
  • close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands

 

How do I protect myself and my family from COVID-19?

The best way to prevent the spread of the infection is to: 

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