- Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu.
- Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure and are confirmed through laboratory tests.
- At this time, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 or any natural health products that are authorized to treat or protect against COVID-19.
- Most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own.
- Avoid crowded places and maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth and practise frequent handwashing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, isolate yourself within the home as quickly as possible and call your health care provider or 1-866-797-0000 within Ontario, Canada.
More information about COVID-19 can be found at these sources:
- Government of Canada: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak Update
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- Harvard Health Coronavirus Resource Center
- The Economist’s coverage of the coronavirus
- The Globe and Mail Coverage of the Coronavirus
- How to self-isolate (Public Health Ontario)
- Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
- FDA Issues Guidance for Conducting Clinical Trials
- Latest Research Information from National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Modelling data featuring the projection of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario – April 3,2020
- Self-Isolation: Guide For Caregivers, Household Members and Close Contacts – COVID-19
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