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Please use this as a resource to help you through the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic in the Kingston, Ontario area.


Updated at 2:00pm daily.

Facts and Myths

Fact - Coronavirus can make anyone sick regardless of their age, race, ethnicity or gender

Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can cause people to avoid or reject others even though there is no additional risk for spreading the virus.

Do not be scared, be vigilant and stay up to date on current, factual information.

Myth - If you have Coronavirus "You'll Know"

No, you won't.

Although Coronavirus causes a wide range of symptoms such as fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, and rarer symptoms include dizziness, nausea, vomiting and a runny nose. In severe cases, the disease can progress into a serious pneumonia-like illness — but early on, infected people may show no symptoms at all.

Fact - There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Myth - There are medicines/other products that prevent or treat the Coronavirus

To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials.

WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.

Fact - You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath

Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you develop these symptoms.

Especially if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.

Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.

Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

Sources

- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Ontario.ca
- Live Science