What can I do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?


Isolation Decision Process Community Cases

Isolation Decision Process High Risk Settings


Managing Your Risk as Public Health Measures are Lifted

As mandatory public health measures are lifted, please consider the steps you can continue to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Use multiple layers of prevention to provide the best protection.

  • Get vaccinated
  • Stay home when sick and avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Practice physical distancing and avoid crowded spaces
  • Spend time outdoors or in well-ventilated spaces
  • Wear a well-fitting mask
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer - Hand Hygiene
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces frequently

For more information see: Layers of Prevention Against COVID-19 (publichealthontario.ca)


Know if you are at-risk

My COVID-19 Visit Risk Calculator

People who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 - Public Health Agency of Canada

Preventing COVID-19 in People at Increased Risk of Severe Illness (publichealthontario.ca)

Stay Home When you are Unwell and Maintain a Physical Distance from Others

Staying home when you’re unwell and practicing physical distancing can keep infectious diseases like COVID-19 from spreading to others. When you are unwell make changes to your everyday routines to limit close contact with others.

For more on how to self-isolate or maintain physical distancing please see:

How to self-isolate - Public Health Ontario

Self-isolation: Guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts - Public Health Ontario

Physical Distancing – Public Health Ontario

10 Ways to Greet From 6 Feet


Wash Your Hands Often

Reduce the spread of COVID-19: Hygiene for kids – video – Public Health Agency of Canada

Hand-washing heroes – Video for kids – Public Health Agency of Canada

How to Wash Your Hands - Public Health Ontario

Reduce the spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands – Video - Public Health Agency of Canada


Remember: Gloves do not replace handwashing

Caution for Wearing Gloves in Public


Wear a Face Covering or Mask

How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering – Public Health Agency of Canada

Help Your Child Wear a Mask at School

Face coverings and face masks | Ontario.ca


Clean and Disinfect Surfaces

Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings - Public Health Ontario


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