There is a lot going on right now.
Social distancing is our best bet to limit the spread of this very contagious virus. Stay home as much as possible. You should cancel your group events, like parties, card games, etc. Work from home if that is at all possible.
If you need to go get groceries, or go to the pharmacy, try to stay at least 2m (6 feet) away from other people.
This virus is spread by droplets which means tiny droplets from coughing or sneezing. This is why we should stay as far away as from each other as possible.
We also know the droplets can land on surfaces, and the virus particles can survive for a few days on surfaces. That means touching door handles, grocery carts, table tops, chair armrests – you name it – could get virus on your hands. If you then touch your face (nose, eyes, mouth), you can become infected. This is why washing your hands thoroughly is so important – most of us touch our faces all the time without realizing it.
There is also a lot of information available right now, which is changing quickly.
Here are some of the most useful things I have found:
- Ontario’s self-assessment guide, which will help you identify what to do if you’re worried you may have COVID-19.
- How to isolate yourself at home.
- How to manage having someone isolated in your home.
We are happy to speak to you at the office. We are trying to manage everything by phone, at the moment, instead of with in-person visits, but give us a call, and if you have concerns about COVID-19, or your health in another way, I am happy to schedule a phone appointment with you.