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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

Ontario | by Bayshore News Staff  

Residents can use the self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.

This information is not intended to provide medical advice. If you have medical questions, consult a health practitioner or your local public health unit.

If you are feeling unwell with any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever, new cough or difficulty breathing (or a combination of these symptoms)?
  • Muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose or diarrhea?
  • Symptoms in young children may also be non-specific (for example, lethargy, poor feeding).

And have experienced any of the following:

  • Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Does someone you are in close contact with have COVID-19 (for example, someone in your household or workplace)?
  • Are you in close contact with a person who is sick with respiratory symptoms (for example, fever, cough or difficulty breathing) who recently travelled outside of Canada?

If you answered yes to these questions, you should seek clinical assessment for COVID-19 over the phone.

The majority of COVID-19 illnesses are mild. 

If you start to feel worse or have questions or concerns about your health, call your local public health unit, primary care provider (for example, family doctor) or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

Take the "Self-Assessment", by clicking here

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