With Ontario starting to gradually reopen, it’s important we remain vigilant about the risks of COVID-19. Keep 2m (or 6ft) away from others when you’re out in public, and if that’s likely going to be a challenge (in stores, for example), wear a fabric mask. The purpose of the mask is to help minimize the risk to people around you, if you happen to be an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water, for 20 seconds.
Another really good idea is to keep track of where you’ve been. We know that COVID-19 isn’t gone for good (shucks), and so contact tracing is going to be an important part of our strategy in managing it, going forward. There is a good paper tool to help you track your movements. See the photo for an example.
If I were to get infected, Public Health would ask me who all I’ve been in contact with, and this level of detail is REALLY helpful. Similarly, if we learned that someone who had COVID-19 was in Pharmasave on May 28, but not until 11am, my records would reassure me I hadn’t been exposed. I would recommend you start to keep a log like this.
The office remains open, and I’m doing virtual and in-person consults depending on the problem – please don’t hesitate to call us!