While the risk to individuals in Ontario remains low, residents are encouraged to tell their health care provider if they have travelled to China, and develop symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. To date, there have been no cases in Halton region. For the latest information about the status of cases in Ontario, please visit ontario.ca/coronavirus (external link)
The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including the new coronavirus is to:
Halton Region Public Health does not recommend wearing a surgical or N95 mask for day-to-day activities.
For more information, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Novel Coronavirus infection: Symptoms and treatment webpage (external link).
Travellers should consult the Travel Canada (external link) website for the latest health advice prior to departure.
Symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus infection include fever, cough and breathing difficulties.
Contact Halton Region Public Health immediately by calling 311, 905-825-6000 or toll free at 1-866-442-5866 if you have:
Halton Public Health will coordinate with local healthcare providers to arrange appropriate testing.
Anyone with severe symptoms should seek medical attention by calling 911. Please inform 911 of your symptoms and recent travel history to ensure the right infection prevention and control precautions are taken.
If you have travelled to Hubei province within the last 14 days, please contact Halton Region Public Health by calling 311. Halton Region Public Health recommends you limit your contact with others for a total of 14 days from the date that you left Hubei.
If you have travelled to mainland China, Halton Region Public Health recommends you to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. If you develop fever or cough, contact Public Health by calling 311.
At this time, there is no specific treatment for coronavirus infection and no vaccine. Most people with common coronavirus will recover on their own by:
For more information please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Novel Coronavirus infection: Symptoms and treatment webpage (external link).
To contact Halton Region Public Health, call 311, 905-825-6000 or toll free at 1-866-442-5866.