Coronavirus illness, COVID-19

Signs, self-assessment, and self-isolation

In case you have signs of COVID-19 (Authorities of Ontario), assume that you will have the virus. Please full the Authorities of Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment for a suggestion on what to do subsequent which can embrace staying dwelling and self-isolating.

In case you have examined optimistic for COVID-19, utilizing both a PCR or a fast antigen take a look at, self-isolate and go to the Ontario Ministry of Well being web site for subsequent steps.

Dad and mom, youngsters, and workers ought to reply the questions within the COVID-19 college and youngster care screening software (Authorities of Ontario) each day earlier than going to high school or youngster care. You’ll get a suggestion on what to do subsequent.

For those who had been uncovered to the virus, or are a family contact, comply with further precautions (Authorities of Ontario) to guard your self and others.

COVID-19 vaccine info and reserving

Go to our vaccination clinics for COVID-19 for info on native clinic dates, occasions, and areas, in addition to necessary info on vaccines and eligibility.

COVID-19 knowledge and present standing

Go to our present standing (COVID-19) web page for info on vaccine, testing, and COVID-19 case knowledge together with hospitalization charges, and for info on outbreaks and the COVID-19 Threat Index and Respiratory Exercise Report. You can even obtain our weekly detailed COVID-19 epidemiology abstract and detailed COVID-19 vaccination stories on Wednesdays.

Stories and infographics (COVID-19)

Public Well being Sudbury & Districts has ready stories and infographics which spotlight our function because it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Be COVID-safe

To be COVID-safe means to evaluate your actions, suppose issues via, and take deliberate precautions to stop the unfold of COVID-19. Be taught  how our behaviour may also help scale back the chance of catching and spreading COVID-19

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How COVID-19 spreads

Coronaviruses are unfold primarily from individual to individual via shut contact, for instance, in a family, office, or well being care centre.

Watch this video from the World Well being Group to study extra.

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Signs of COVID-19

Signs can vary from gentle to extreme. Problems from COVID-19 can embrace critical circumstances, like pneumonia or kidney failure, and in some circumstances, demise.

For a whole record of COVID-19 signs, go to the Ministry of Well being web site.

The COVID-19 self-assessment software

Take the COVID-19 self-assessment (Authorities of Ontario) in case you have signs of COVID-19 to study what to do subsequent.

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Testing for COVID-19

Presently, there are two sorts of checks—fast antigen take a look at (RAT) and a polymerase chain response (PCR) take a look at—that may detect the COVID-19 virus in your physique on the time of testing. A optimistic outcome is probably not detected In case you have been uncovered and are within the early days of incubating the virus. It’s strongly really helpful to keep up private protecting measures to stop the unfold of COVID-19 and to scale back the chance of significant sickness from an infection.

Speedy antigen checks

Free fast antigen checks can be found for most of the people for at-home use (Authorities of Ontario) and can be found at taking part pharmacies and grocery shops (Authorities of Ontario), in addition to via choose group companions in susceptible communities.

A fast antigen take a look at will present a outcome inside quarter-hour following using the take a look at. In case you have COVID‑19 signs and use a fast antigen take a look at it’s potential to obtain a false damaging outcome (that’s, testing damaging however nonetheless being contaminated), significantly early in COVID‑19 an infection. For those who repeat testing no less than 24–48 hours after your first damaging take a look at and take a look at damaging once more, you will be extra assured in your damaging standing. Speedy antigen take a look at outcomes don’t must be reported to Public Well being.

Polymerase chain response (PCR) testing

Polymerase chain response (PCR) testing is prioritized primarily based on medical and public well being wants. PCR testing is on the market for high-risk people, and people who work in high-risk settings. Be taught who’s eligible for PCR testing (Authorities of Ontario) and the place to get examined for COVID-19 in Sudbury and districts.

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COVID-19 evaluation centres

Necessary: These centres are for eligible people who qualify for PCR testing.

  • Appointments are required. Stroll-ins won’t be seen.
  • DO NOT current your self at an emergency division or well being care supplier’s workplace for testing.
  • Drive-through or cellular testing choices could also be offered.

Verify together with your nearest evaluation centre for extra info and comply with these directions:

Please go to evaluation centre on-line info to guide an appointment (see hyperlinks under):

  1. Well being Sciences North (HSN)
  2. Manitoulin Well being Centre (MHC)
  3. Espanola and Areas Communities Evaluation Centre
  4. Chapleau Evaluation Centre

How will you discover out your take a look at outcomes?

It is possible for you to to entry your COVID-19 PCR take a look at outcomes via a safe on-line portal (Ministry of Well being).

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COVID-19 vaccination and remedy

COVID-19 vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccines are protected and efficient. It’s strongly really helpful you keep up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, together with all really helpful booster doses (if eligible), to guard your self, your family members, and our communities from COVID-19. Be taught extra on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination alternative and take a look at our steadily requested questions.

COVID-19 remedy

Antiviral remedies at the moment are out there in Ontario, by prescription, to individuals with COVID-19 who’re at increased threat (Authorities of Ontario) of growing extreme signs.

Go to to study extra about COVID-19 antiviral remedies (Authorities of Ontario), who’s eligible, and get remedy.

A well being care supplier could decide if an antiviral remedy is best for you, even when you don’t belong to one of many teams who’re eligible, primarily based in your particular person circumstances. Use the COVID-19 antiviral remedy screener software (Authorities of Ontario) to find out in case you are at increased threat of extreme COVID-19 and will profit from these remedies.

Antiviral remedy is just not a substitute for vaccination.

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Private preparedness

Make a plan

  • Create a plan primarily based in your wants and each day routines, together with having different choices for youngster, elder, and pet care. Take into account the next when creating your plan: understand how lengthy you’ll need to self-isolate in case you are sick.
  • Construct in your emergency preparedness plan(Authorities of Canada).
  • Discuss to your neighbours, associates, or household a few buddy system by which you conform to examine in on one another and run important errands when you change into sick or must self-isolate.
  • Make plans to your youngsters or different dependents in case you get sick.
  • Establish businesses that could possibly provide assist, whether or not for meals, psychological well being help, or different provides.
  • Create an emergency contact record, for instance, info of well being care supplier, associates, household, and group companies.
  • Guarantee you’ve sufficient prescriptions and over-the-counter medicine.

Do you’ve questions on COVID-19?

We proceed to be right here for you. For normal or private health-related questions on COVID-19, use our COVID-19 info request type to submit your info and Public Well being workers will name you.

Or you could name:

  • Public Well being Sudbury & Districts COVID-19 Info Line at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200), Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Provincial Testing and Isolation Info Line at 1.888.777.0730, Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to six:00 p.m.
  • Health811 will be reached by calling 811 (TTY 1.866.797.0007) or visiting Make sure to point out your signs and your journey historical past, together with the international locations you visited.

The next are further credible sources of knowledge.

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This merchandise was final modified on February 28, 2023