Coronavirus COVID-19 information

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Prevention

Prevention remains the best defense and there are measures you can take to protect yourself. To help prevent all respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus COVID-19:

  • Clean your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm, not into your hand.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes with your hands.
  • Stay in your room or home when you are sick and avoid contact with other people until your symptoms are gone.
  • Clean objects and surfaces that many people touch, such as doorknobs, phones, and television remotes.
  • Get your influenza vaccine.
  • Eat healthy foods and stay physically active to keep your immune system strong.
  • Get plenty of rest or sleep.
  • If you suspect you are sick, avoid visiting people in long term care, or individuals with health concerns.

Physical Distancing & Self-Isolation

The increase of COVID-19 cases locally and within Canada is why all three levels of government have implemented unprecedented public health measures.

Currently it is recommended that everyone practice physical distancing. Physical distancing is an effective way to slow infectious disease spread. It includes keeping 2 meters of space between yourself and others (at least the distance of a hockey stick), avoiding unnecessary trips to public places, working from home and avoiding group gatherings.

Self-isolation is an effective measure to prevent community spread of the virus. If you are advised to self-isolate—stay at home. Do not go to the grocery store or pharmacy for supplies; instead, ask family and friends or order online and get them delivered to your doorstep.

Please see the KFL&A website for more on physical distancing and self-isolation.

REFLECT: Overwhelmed and Worried?

Heightened worry and misinformation can lead to alienation and stereotyping within our community.

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LEARN: Transmission and Symptoms

Learn the facts and avoid the myths about how the coronavirus is transmitted.

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ACT: Prevention and Community

Follow these tips to promote a healthy and respectful community:

[When sick stay home]
[Get the flu shot]
[Don't share personal items]
[When sick stay home]
[Get the flu shot]
[Don't share personal items]
[Engage and inlcude]
[Listen and support]
[Care and intervene]

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