Layers of Protection Reduce the Risk of Illness

RSV, influenza (flu)COVID-19 and other respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses are expected to spread throughout our communities and across the province once again this fall and winter.

As in past respiratory illness seasons, it is important to use the layers of protection approach to reduce the risk of illness. These layers will help to protect everyone, especially those who are at higher risk of developing severe outcomes from these viruses.

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

Read on to learn more about the layers of protection. A printable "Layers of Protection" poster is available in English and French.

 

Additional Information

Protection from COVID‑19 and other respiratory illnesses - Ontario Ministry of Health

Last Updated: 19/10/2023