Health Resource Links for COVID-19 Information

Published on April 03, 2020

Reposted April 3, 2020

Government of Ontario Health Information

City of Ottawa Public Health Information

Government of Canada Health Information

 

Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre. COVID-19 is spread by droplets that are sent into the air and onto surfaces when an infected person coughs or sneezes. So, 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

If you feel unwell (cough, fever, breathing difficulties), contact your health care provider, public health unit or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. If you need emergency medical attention you should call 911.

Please take the necessary precautions to keep you, your loved ones and our community safe.