Novel Coronavirus Resources

last updated March 20, 2020

Here are links to information from various sources concerning COVID-19 and what you can do to protect yourself and your household.  Please use the contact form on this site to suggest additional resources you feel belong on this page.

Resource Sites


Articles

 

Audio / Video Presentations

 

What should you do if you have symptoms?

If you are less than 50 years old and otherwise healthy, just stay home and take care of yourself — and don't go to hospital.

"The hospital is the worst place for anyone, other than people who are really sick and who will need hospitalization. Just being infected with a viral infection is not a reason to go to hospital," said Dr. Andrew Morris, an infectious disease specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. But it is a good reason if you are older, have a compromised immune system or are experiencing shortness of breath

The most important thing to do is to call ahead to your health-care provider when possible, whether you are going to see your primary care physician, a walk-in clinic or an emergency department at a hospital. Upon arrival, you will be asked to wear a mask while waiting to prevent spreading your germs and you may be isolated.

Some people will be completely asymptomatic — and still come up positive for the virus.