COVID-19 Updates

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Updates

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • new or worsening cough (not related to other known causes or conditions)
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (not related to other known causes or conditions)
  • fever - temperature equal to or over 38°C and/or chills

Other symptoms of COVID-19 can include (if not related to other known causes or conditions):

  • fatigue, lethargy (general feeling of being unwell, lack of energy, extreme tiredness)
  • muscle aches and pain (unexplained, unusual and long lasting)
  • nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • decrease or loss of smell or taste
  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain

Atypical symptoms can include:

  • headache
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • decreased or lack of appetite (for young children and not related to other known causes or conditions)

COVID-19, the Flu or Common Cold? Click here to view a chart that might help.

New! COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics

These medical clinics test, assess and provide treatment for people with COVID-19 and other cold and flu-like illnesses. All appointments for the COVID Cold and Flu Care Clinics must be pre-booked by calling 519-631-2030 ext. 6210. Click here to learn more about when to visit a COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics, locations, and hours of operation. By appointment only. No walk-ins.

When should you go to the Emergency Department?

Children: Take your child to the Emergency Department if they are struggling to breathe or have an unmanageable fever.
Adults: Go to the Emergency Department if you have a fever for 72 hours despite medication, continuous shortness of breath, or you are unable to stay hydrated.

How can I protect myself against COVID-19?

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are unwell
  • Cough/sneeze into a tissue or into your sleeve or arm (immediately wash your hands after)
  • Don't touch your face
  • Clean your hands before eating/drinking
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces, like bathroom sinks, kitchen counters, etc.