How to protect yourself: novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Mar. 11, 2020)
Public Health Agency of Canada
Government of Ontario (currently 2 cases that meet case definition (Jan. 27, 2020, 130 PM))
Follow infection control guidelines:
Get a flu shot (helps health care providers when assessing your respiratory status; no flu shot= more digging to determine what’s up)
Wash hands regularly with soap and water for up to 20 seconds (children can sing the “Happy Birthday” song to determine how long to wash).
How to wash hands:
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, using your arm or a tissue. Not your hands.
Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
Stay home if your are sick. Please.
Clean and disinfect shared surfaces in your home or at work when respiratory illness is suspected or confirmed.
Improper use of masks or gloves can increase risk of infection.