Protect yourself from COVID-19

Healthy Ontario wants you to be safe during the Coronavirus outbreak. Currently there is no specific treatment or vaccine to help protect against Coronavirus. Health professionals recommend to visit your doctor if you are feeling sick and stay home to prevent spreading any viruses. Here are some frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

How does conoravirus spread?
Coronavirus can spread from person to person, specially if you are within 6 feet from someone that has been infected. It can also spread through coughs or sneezes or by touching an object that may contain the virus.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients can develop more severe complications such as pneumonia, multi-organ failure and in extreme complications, death.

How can I protect myself?
You can protect yourself by avoiding contact with those who are sick. The CDC recommends to avoid touching your face, and washing your hands regularly with soap and water for about 20 seconds. You can also use hand-sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

What to do: 

To stay safe during this COVID-19 outbreak, avoid physical contact when greeting others. Some safe greetings include: wave, nod or a bow. Shaking hands can be harmful because respiratory viruses are passed through touch.

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For more information about updates and information in the City of Ontario please visit the City’s website → Coronavirus Updates