*Coronavirus UPDATE Sat Mar 28* So You've Decided to Get Coronavirus: COVID-19 and You #info
⇒ What You can do to fight the spread of COVID19:
1) Don’t Panic (looking at you, toilet paper hoarder) but take Coronavirus seriously.
2) WASH your hands.
3) Sneeze and Cough into your elbow.
4) STAY HOME WHEN SICK.
5) Don’t touch yer face (you just touched your face, didn’t you?)
6) Physical Distancing: This means No hugs or handshakes. Stay 2 meter sticks away from people when you have to interact. Yes, even at the grocery store. You get it, right? It can save someone’s life. Now that we are in a state of emergency, you are legally obligated to stay home wherever feasible. Stay home unless you have to go out. Call ahead before going to the store because, if still open, the store’s hours have probably changed.
⇒ COVID-19 Self-Assessment:HERE is the link to the coronavirus symptom checker.
⇒ Travel (Federal): A global travel advisory is in effect, so AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL outside Canada until further notice. Also, icymi, Don’t go Cruising. Also, the Prime Minister says that anyone with ANY signs of COVID will not be allowed to board DOMESTIC FLIGHTS and TRAINS.
⇒ Travel 3: If you’re returning from international travel, you must self-isolate for 14 days. So, STAY AT HOME and AVOID CONTACT with others. DO NOT VISIT HOSPITALS. DO NOT visit people most at risk for illness. DO NOT VISIT health-care facilities and long-term care facilities, nursing homes, seniors’ residences, early learning, and childcare centres, for 14 days after returning to Canada. Monitor yourself for symptoms and if you get headache, congestion, aches, and especially fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, immediately call Tele-care 8-1-1. This also applies to anyone you’ve been in contact with when you arrived.
⇒ Travel-related cases from Moncton Airport: (1)Someone who’s tested positive for COVID19 was at MonctonYQM Airport on March 16 after being on Air Canada flight 8900 from Montreal arriving at 10:12a. (2)Someone who’s tested positive for COVID19 was at MonctonYQM Airport on March 18 after being on Air Transat flight TS2653 from Punta Cana arriving 11:05p. Self-isolate for 14 days if you were on these flights. Call 811 if you develop symptoms.
⇒ Symptoms include:
😷fever of 38°C or higher
😷new or worsening cough
😷shortness of breath
😷pneumonia in both lungs
If you develop symptoms, dial 811 and talk to TeleCare first… it’s confidential and they will advise you what to do next. DO NOT CALL 811 IF YOU DON’T HAVE SYMPTOMS (they are VERY busy).
*Note for Front Line Workers: If you have direct contact with patients and you have developed COVID-19 symptoms since March 20, SELF-ISOLATE IMMEDIATELY. If you work in the Health Care Sector and develop symptoms, you can call this number: 1-833-475-0724. !Note: that is a number for symptomatic Health Care Workers with health questions, not general questions.
⇒ Questions? Coronavirus Questions Hotline from Public Health: 1-833-784-4397 or CLICK THE WEBSITE.