Layers of Protection Reduce the Risk of Illness

Layer up to stay well!

With viruses like RSV, influenza (flu) and COVID-19 circulating around our communities and across the province this fall, the chances of getting sick increases as we spend more time indoors together.

 This makes it especially important to use the layers of protection to reduce the risk of becoming ill and protect those closest to us, especially those who are at higher risk of severe illness.

Each layer of protection helps prevent the spread of germs but when combined together, they lower the risk of illness impacting our schools, workplaces and heath care system.

As always, it’s important for everyone to show kindness and respect to the decisions of others. 

TBDHU continues to:

  • Monitor the COVID-19 situation in our communities and work with office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health if indicators begin to trend in a concerning way.
  • Keep our community informed of ways to protect themselves from COVID-19.
  • Collaborate with various community partners.
  • Conduct case and contact management in highest risk settings using the most updated public health guidance.
  • Support schools, workplaces and other settings to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
  • Enhance infection prevention and control programming in various places, especially high-risk settings.


Additional Information

COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Advice - Ontario Ministry of Health

Last Updated: 16/11/2022