What To Do if You Are Sick


  • Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
  • Any inquiries on COVID-19 please contact Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CRPC)
  • Wash hands: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. as recommended technique.
  • Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol
  • Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
  • Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items, Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home
  • Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water or put in the dishwasher
  • Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
  • Wash hands: Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead hotline no and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
Source: World Health Organization       Back