March 13, 2020

Preventive measures to adopt for COVID-19

Here are some preventive measures to adopt for COVID-19 

  •  Reconsider unnecessary activities and travel;
  • Limit your outings in public and avoid crowds;
  • Wash your hands frequently: water and soap remain the best way to kill viruses and bacteria;  
  • Don't forget to clean objects that are handled frequently, such as cell phones, computer keyboards, door handles, remote controls, etc.;
  • Avoid touching your face;
  • Cough into your elbow and throw your tissues into the garbage. 

Masks are recommended for sick people only to prevent the projection of droplets. A healthy individual wearing a mask ends up touching their face more often, thus increasing their risk of contamination. 

Symptoms to watch for

  • Fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The majority of symptoms are mild to moderate and will not require hospitalization. 

If you have any symptoms and have returned from a trip and/or have possibly been in contact with someone who is infected or is returning from a trip: stay at home for 14 days while monitoring the progress of your symptoms, and limit all contact with your loved ones. 

If in doubt, call the COVID hotline (1-877-644-4545). 

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