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Physical distancing, self-quarantine and isolation: what's the difference?

Physical distancing, self-quarantine, and isolation are often used in the media, but what do they really mean? Physical distancing Physical distancing (also known as social distancing), involves staying 6 feet (2 meters) away from others and avoiding crowds. Self-quarantine If...

COVID-19: Who is at risk?

Myth: The new coronavirus only affects elderly people or people with pre-existing medical conditions. Young and healthy people can be seriously impacted by the COVID-19 virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) older people and people with pre-existing medical...

COVID-19 Vaccines: Commonly asked questions

COVID-19 vaccines have started to be administered across Canada. This is an exciting time and will help ease the strain of COVID-19 on our healthcare system, businesses and individuals. Here are some commonly asked questions about the vaccine: Why should I get the vaccine? The...

Drugs and alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alcohol consumption has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drinking alcohol to cope with stress or anxiety can result in chronic illness, behaviour changes and dependence on alcohol. Do you want to monitor your drinking? The following is the recommended maximum consumption...

COVID-19 and weakened immune systems

Are you wondering how this pandemic can impact individuals with compromised immune systems? People with compromised, or weakened, immune systems include the elderly, people who have medical conditions like asthma, heart problems, and HIV/AIDS, and those who smoke. The COVID-19...

Should I wear a mask and/or gloves to protect myself from COVID-19?

Non-medical masks are now mandatory in public spaces. This includes taking the bus, buying groceries or spending time in a community centre. You do not need to wear a mask when in your own home.  Who is exempt from wearing a mask in public spaces? People under the age of 12...

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