We are one week away from the unofficial summer – the long weekend of May, however, this does not mark the end of COVID-19
The North Bay Barry Sound District Health Division is now reminding the public to make smart choices – hot weather and summer approaches – to help prevent further strikes.
According to the health department, you should not travel to huts and camps, except for essential reasons.
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“We are one week away from the unofficial summer – the long weekend in May – however, this does not mark the end of COVID-19,” said Louise Cognay, director of social services, when the health department’s media release on Thursday.
“Many people look forward to celebrating the hot weather with others on the long weekend of May, but everyone needs to make sure these programs are safe for COVID-19,” says Health Medical Officer Dr. Jim Siriko. “The safest way to assemble COVID-19 is to gather only from your own home, or if you live alone, only with your exclusive close contact home. By making the best choices now, we can help prevent a summer shutdown.
Public health activities include:
- Staying at home except for essential purposes such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health services (including vaccination), exercising outside or working remotely.
- Exercising physical distance – Staying two meters away from others in your home or place where you live, if you live alone, your personal closest contact is physically away from people outside the home.
- Wearing a face on the inside and outside as needed and making the physical distance harder.
- Wash or clean your hands frequently.
- Cough and sneeze into your sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Frequent cleaning of high-touch objects and surfaces.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or think you may have had a positive, first self-isolation and then had close contact with someone who used it Ontario’s self-assessment tool See if you need to test or seek extra care. If you need further assistance, call your healthcare provider or health department at 1-844-478-1400. If you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and report your symptoms if you can.
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