Protect yourself from common respiratory viruses

Respiratory Illness

As a community, we need to protect the most vulnerable. Many young children are susceptible to respiratory viruses, and adults can transmit them. Families and individuals that support children under five years of age need to use extra caution to limit exposure.

Children aged two to five should only wear a mask with supervision if they can safely tolerate masking and can put it on and take it off. It is very important to use basic actions to reduce the spread of respiratory illness. It will be essential for our health care system and capacity to support individuals with severe illness.

Actions include:
– Stay up to date with your vaccines
– Screen for respiratory symptoms daily
– Take a Covid Test
– Stay home when you are sick
– Always practice good hand hygiene and regularly clean surfaces
– Mask indoors (public settings), including schools and childcare settings

Respiratory Illness Precautions

Learn how to stay protected and what to do when you are exposed.

Answer a few questions to make sure it’s safe to go to school/childcare

Everyone over the age of 6 months is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and Influenza vaccine.

What you need to know before, during, and after clinical assessment or test.

Find out what to do if you are feeling sick or have been in contact with a positive case.

Find local access options for Covid, Cold, and Flu testing and assessment.

Find important information on staying healthy and safe in the workplace.

Information on and how to get your COVID-19 vaccine certificate.

Local COVID-19 Surveillance Report

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