COVID-19 Info Centre

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There are no new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. There are currently 9 active cases in NL. - Oct 21

Face masks will be required in public in-door places as of August 24th

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Atlantic Bubble

  • Begins on July 3rd, 2020
  • Permits free travel between the four Atlantic provinces (NL, NS, NB, PEI) without the need to self-isolate for 14 days
  • Upon entering NL, travelers will have to provide two pieces of identification to prove they are a resident of one of the Atlantic Canadian provinces
    • One of these pieces of ID must include an address
  • Visitors must also complete a self-declaration form
  • Click here for more information for travelers entering NL
  • St. John’s International Airport will require those inside the terminal to wear masks as of July 3rd – link
  • 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

Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels

The following measures will continue to be a part of our daily lives at every Alert Level:

  • Staying informed and being prepared to follow public health advice.
  • Practicing good hygiene (wash your hands, avoid touching your face, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).
  • Maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 arm lengths. Use a non-medical or cloth mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces.
  • Staying at home and away from others when you are sick, unless it is to get medical attention.
  • Wearing a non-medical or cloth mask if you have symptoms when going out to access health care services.
  • Working from home, where possible.
  • Continuing to shop online and using curbside pickup, where possible.
  • Limiting non-essential travel in and outside of the province.
  • Keeping a log of when you go out in public and your interactions with others.

COVID-19 Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 are defined as having two or more of the following (new or worsening):

  • Fever (or signs of a fever, including chills, sweats, muscle aches, lightheadedness)
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Painful swallowing
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Unexplained loss of appetite

OR

  • Small red or purple spots on your hands and/or feet

The severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe. Current information suggests that most cases are not severe nor do they require hospitalization.

If you start to have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Stay at home and complete the COVID-19 self-assessment tool. If you cannot access the self-assessment tool, please contact 811.
  • Do not visit your family physician’s office and, unless it is a medical emergency, please do not go to your Emergency Department.
  • If you are self-isolating, you will need to continue self-isolation until Public Health advises otherwise.
  • If you were not self-isolating, you will be put in self-isolation and COVID-19 testing will be arranged through Public Health.

Use the Symptom Tracker daily to help slow the spread of COVID-19, even if you feel well.

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