COVID-19 Info Centre

Published on May 16th, 2021 @ 8:09 AM


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Practice Good Hygiene

  • Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use a Health Canada approved hand sanitizer if you don’t have soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue (immediately dispose of after use).
  • Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch areas. This includes toilets, bedside tables, door handles, and other high-touch surfaces with diluted bleach or a Health Canada approved disinfectant.

Stay Home when Sick

  • Stay at home and away from others if you are sick, unless it is to get medical attention.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Physical Distancing

Limiting your physical contact with other people in order to stop, slow down or contain the spread of COVID-19.

Avoid crowds and maintain a 2 metre distance from other people.

  • Work from home, where possible.
  • Continue to shop online and use curbside pickup

Wear a Mask

Use a non-medical or cloth mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained and in indoor public spaces.


Limit and Track your Contacts

  • Keep your number of close contacts as low as possible.
  • Download the free COVID Alert App from the Government of Canada
  • Keep a log of when you go out in public and who you interact with.

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Self-Isolation Assessment Tool

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Robert: Masks no longer required in K-12 schools as of May 24th

-Advertisement- In a surprise media availability today, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, announced that masking will no longer required in K-12 schools in the province as of May 24th. Citing the declining number of hospitalizations and new COVID-19 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador as of late, Dr. J. Fitz says the decision […]

  • Physical (or social) distancing means limiting your physical contact with other people in order to stop, slow down or contain the spread of COVID-19. Everyone has a part to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
  • You should try to stay home as much as possible.
  • If you do have to leave home for essentials such as groceries or medications, avoid crowds and maintain a distance of 2 arm lengths from other people. Try to go during off-peak hours.
  • Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social distancing. There are lots of ways to stay connected with your family and friends, such as Facetime or Skype, telephone calls, and social media.
  • For more information, visit the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador’s COVID-19 page

Remember: People, Place, Time, and Space

 

Public Health is reminding people about the phrase People, Space, Time, and Place. People should always consider these four important reminders. They are especially important with the holidays approaching.

  • People – The more people you interact with, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Space – The closer you are to others, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Time – The more time you spend with others, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Place – Indoor activities with others are more risky than outdoor activities.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are defined as:
Having ONE of the following symptoms:
  • Fever (including chills/sweats)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions)
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Headache
  • Acute loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Unusual fatigue, lack of energy
  • New onset of muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours

If you start to have symptoms of COVID-19:

Do not visit your family physician’s office and only go to your Emergency Department if it is an emergency.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you will need to self-isolate. Visit the province’s Self-Isolation Assessment Tool for guidance.

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