This Version Posted: May 21, 2020
‘Stay safe, stay home’ is some of the best advice for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Currently, many people are working from home, waiting to return to work, or having to care for children due to school and daycare closures. Some older adults and people with compromised immune systems are making a point not to go out due to their higher risk of COVID-19 illness. Still others are staying put because they are self-isolating.
Whatever the reason for being at home, COVID-19 creates unique challenges and opportunities for your family. In working to create a ‘home safe home,’ learn more on how to protect your loved ones while supporting their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
- COVID-19 Online Self Assessment
- How to Self Isolate
- How to Practise Physical Distancing
- Take Care of Yourself and Each Other – Public Health Ontario
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who’s most at risk of getting sick from COVID-19?
- How can I protect myself and family from COVID-19?
- What should I do if I get sick, or think I have symptoms of COVID-19, or been in contact with someone who does?
- I’ve lost my job due to COVID-19 and am very worried. Where can I get information about income support programs to help my family through this?
- Are there resources available to help my family cope with the stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19?
- Additional FAQs
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If You are Pregnant:
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If you have questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 x5020 or email at email@example.com