Protecting Yourself and Your Family

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is recommending that all residents of the region practise physical (social) distancing and stay home as much as possible.

In addition:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow or a tissue, not your hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands.
  • Stay/work at home as much as possible and avoid non-essential outings. Every time you leave your home, you increase your risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.
  • Order your groceries or other necessities online if possible.
  • If you must go out to shop for essentials: limit trips to once a week or less, avoid going to multiple stores, and follow recommendations for safe shopping.
    • To reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, it is recommended that you use a face covering (non-medical mask) when keeping two-metres’ distance from others may be challenging or not possible, such as in crowded public spaces or on public transit.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick.
  • If you are over the age of 70, or have a medical condition or compromised immune system, it is strongly recommended that you self-isolate.
  • Check in on family, friends and neighbours by phone or online.
  • Make sure that you get high-quality information about COVID-19 from reliable sources:

Related information:

If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19

Physical (Social) Distancing

Face Coverings and Face Masks

Going Outdoors: When You Can and When You Can't

Self-Monitoring, Self-Isolation and Isolation Instructions for COVID-19

How to care for someone with COVID-19

Mental Health During COVID-19

Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario