This Version Posted: September 2, 2020
It’s important to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. That’s why it’s essential to watch for symptoms.
Here’s how to self-monitor if you are asked by your health care provider or public health unit to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
Monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure for fever, cough or difficulty breathing
Avoid Public Spaces
Avoid crowded public spaces and places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill.
If you are unable to maintain a two metre distance, wear a non-medical mask or face covering to protect others from your potentially infectious droplets
What to do if you develop these or any other symptoms?
- Self-isolate immediately and contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020, your health care provider or take a self-assessment online.
- To self-isolate you will need:
- Instructions on how to self-isolate
- Soap, water and/or alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands
- If you visit your health care provider, avoid using public transportation such as subways, taxis and shared rides. If you cannot avoid this, wear a mask and keep a two-metre distance from others or use the back seat if in a car.
This information is from the Public Health Ontario fact sheet “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) How to self-monitor“
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