Re: Public Health and Novel Coronavirus
As many of you are aware, addressing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a focus for global, federal, provincial and local authorities. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and as the impact has spread to Canada our federal and provincial governments are providing regular guidance to the public on the matter.
The following links are updated regularly to ensure timely and accurate information:
As a reminder, to help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19, you should:
-Wash your hands often and well
-Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick
-Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
-Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
-Contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health
-When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hand.