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Important Information re: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

Information for the Public regarding COVID-19

The risk of exposure to the COVID-19 continues to be low in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area. As the situation continues to evolve, please refer to the websites listed below for up-to-date and credible information.

To reduce the spread of germs including Influenza (flu), stomach bug (Norovirus) and the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we recommend that you:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands with soap
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hands
  • If possible, stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick
  • Do not share personal items that come into contact with saliva such as toothbrushes, utensils, drinks, and towels

Key links for more information: 

Ontario Ministry of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Public Health: https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/ 

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html