- Ontario is keeping schools closed for two extra weeks after March Break
- Quebec has cancelled all mass gatherings over 250 people
- Universities and colleges are taking classes online, and cancelling major events
...all of these and more will blunt the peak of the epidemic. They will slow spread, allowing the healthcare system a chance to keep up with increased demand.
- Drink fluids until your pee is clear. This helps your body fight the infection. Water, Gatorade, and yes, chicken soup.
- Rest and stay home. Take care of yourself, and don't infect others.
_ Go to the hospital only if you are very ill.
If you are ill, especially with a fever, please stay home. Reach out to friends, neighbours, etc. if you need help to do this. We'll do our best to be there for you.
- Short of breath/trouble breathing
- So exhausted that you physically can't get out of bed
- High prolonged fever not responding to Tylenol
When in doubt, in Ontario call Telehealth: 1 866-797-0000
- Wash hands often, of course!
- Try to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. It's hard (I'm bad at this), but it's important to prevent contaminating yourself and others.
- Cough into your sleeve.
- Consider avoiding mass gatherings for now.
- Ensure people have access to hand washing.
- Ensure high-touch areas (e.g. washroom door handles) are cleaned often.
- Ensure staff stay home when ill, and provide them financial support to do so.
- Encourage ill customers to delay visits
Can we step back from our natural tendency to miss the forest for the trees?
Can we see that a decision that may not help me as an individual is important to help us as a community?
Can we live our values of ensuring that care goes to those who need it most?
You might give someone the help they need not to spread illness to others.
I think we will live up to our Canadian reputation for being a kind and caring people.
I think we can get through this together.
Go team! 🇨🇦