What do I do if I think I have COVID-19

If you think you have COVID-19 in Canada, these are the questions you should ask:

Am I so sick that i need to be in hospital? Is my breathing difficult and laboured and i feel I can’t breath? Or

Am I a health care professional or front line worker that is in contact with people?

Am I severely immuno-compromised that even a mild infection could rapidly get worse?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, contact the COVID line. if you can’t get through, phone your doctor – do not go to a doctor’s office with symptoms of a cold, flu, vomiting, or diarrhoea. Even body aches and congestion could be symptoms COVID-19.

If you have even minor symptoms that could be thought to be COVID-19 – assume that you have it and behave accordingly. Self-isolate for 14 days. Even allergy symptoms can look like COVID and only a test can tell the difference. And we can’t test everyone. We need to keep the tests for those that have to go out into the public.

Help your truck drivers, your grocery workers, your firemen, doctors, nurses, lab workers, hospital cleaners, garbage collectors and all the people that are risking their lives to keep our society safe. Stay home. Stay safe. Be compassionate. Spread love not hate. Fear causes hate.

All the best Judy

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