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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.
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
Wearing a non-medical face mask can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially when physical distancing is not possible. By wearing face masks, we can protect ourselves and others by reducing the spread of droplets, even if someone has no symptoms.
- A recommended mask is:
- made of at least 2 layers of tightly woven material fabric (such as cotton or linen)
- large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaps
- comfortable and does not require frequent adjustment
Wearing a mask is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing.
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.