STAY UP-TO-DATE ON COVID-19
A FRAMEWORK FOR REOPENING
This framework outlines the criteria Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures, as well as guiding principles for the safe, gradual reopening of businesses, services and public spaces.
I know that COVID-19 continues to change all of our lives: kids are not in school, non-essential workplaces are closed, and every story on the news is related to the virus.
The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s top priority. We have implemented extraordinary measures to fight COVID-19.
Since the State of Emergency was declared, I have been sending out weekly emails to inform you, the people of Barrie—Innisfil, of the actions we are taking.
I know that Ontario can defeat this virus, but we all have to play our part. Alone, no government can stop the spread of COVID-19. Not in Ontario, or anywhere else.
The health, safety and well-being of each one of us are truly in all of our hands.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.
Some human coronaviruses spread easily between people, while others do not.
Your risk of severe disease may be higher if you have a weakened immune system. This may be the case for:
people with chronic disease (for example, diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease)
Symptoms of COVID-19
new or worsening cough
difficulty breathing/ respiratory symptoms
joint/ body ache
may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains
Keep yourself and your family safe