COVID-19: Reduce Your Risk

Tips for remaining healthy

Taking precautionary measures is the best way to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds (or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available). 
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or arm.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces.
  • Maintain physical distancing - keep a minimum distance of two metres (six feet) from other people outside of your immediate social circle.
  • Wear a non-medical face mask or face covering in public spaces, especially when physical distancing may be a challenge. Face masks or coverings minimize the spread of infection when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • If you are ill and must visit a hospital emergency department, clinic or other health care provider, call ahead and tell them when you arrive that you have a respiratory illness and wear a mask while waiting to be seen. This allows health care workers to reduce the potential spread of illness.

Stay informed

Residents are encouraged to stay informed by regularly reviewing credible sources of information.