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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in a Variety of Settings Throughout Your Community

Guidance About Preventing COVID-19 Infections in Diverse Settings

Key concepts

Minimize the chance of exposure.
The most common way to catch the virus that causes COVID-19 is from close contact with other people. Avoiding gatherings of people and practicing social distancing can help reduce the chances of exposure to the virus. Make sure to comply with any orders your state has issued about sheltering in place or staying at home.
Promote the use of everyday preventive actions.
Some common practices can lower the risk of infection. Clean your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and follow recommendations or local or state orders for wearing masks to reduce the spread of infection.
Protect high-risk populations.
Certain groups of people have a higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19. To keep our families and communities safe and healthy, it is important to take steps to protect older adults, people with underlying health conditions, people facing homelessness, incarcerated or detained people, and people who work in healthcare or other critical infrastructure jobs.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: For more information about vaccines, please call COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Hotline number at 647-213-1835.

Free COVID-19 Test: You are welcome to test if you have any symptoms or have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Eligibility Criteria for COVID-19 PCR Testing in Ontario:

Prioritization for Molecular Testing for COVID-19 Infection (Effective January 13th 2022 Ontario Health).

Please see more details by linking the link here: Updated Eligibility for PCR Testing and Case and Contact Management Guidance in Ontario | Ontario Newsroom.