This Version Posted: May 21, 2020
Health is in your hands when it comes to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is mainly spread through close contact between people. You can get sick from coughs or sneezes from someone else, or by touching something with the virus on it. People of all ages can get sick with COVID-19, although older adults and individuals with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions can suffer more severe effects from the coronavirus.
Reducing the spread of illness is good for your health – and for everyone’s benefit. The great thing is that you can do this in many different ways, whether it’s handwashing, self-isolating, practising physical distancing, or arming yourself with the facts about coronavirus.
Learn about additional ways and resources on this page to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Your health matters, now more than ever!
- COVID-19 Online Self Assessment
- How to Self Isolate
- Ontario Government – COVID-19 Information
- Government of Canada – COVID-19 Information
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where does COVID-19 come from?
- How does COVID-19 spread?
- What are the symptoms of 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?A
- Additional FAQs
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Health is in our hands! Let's prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using simple, but effective steps to protect our health:
Cover Your Cough
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Providing factual information about COVID-19 is important to fight fears about the virus19. Spreading lies and misinformation hurts people who read and believe it. Do your part by sharing factual, accurate COVID-19 information with family and friends.
Credible Sources of COVID-19 Information:
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Follow us for COVID-19 Updates
You can find and follow updates on COVID-19 in your local community via the following HKPR resources:
If you have questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 x5020 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org