COVID-19: Stay Home When Sick

Stay home if you are sick.  

Do not go to school, work or any other place if you are not feeling well.

 

Know the symptoms of COVID-19.

The following is a list of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Fever (temperature of 37.8°C/100°F or higher)
  • Chills
  • Cough that's new or worsening (continuous, more than usual, not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. COPD)
  • Barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing (croup, not related to other known causes or conditions)
  • Shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply, not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. asthma)
  • Sore throat (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. seasonal allergies or acid reflux)
  • Difficulty swallowing (painful swallowing, not related to other known causes or conditions)
  • Runny nose (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. seasonal allergies or being outside in cold weather)
  • Stuffy or congested nose (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. seasonal allergies)
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. allergies or neurological disorders)
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis, not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. reoccurring styes)
  • Headache that’s unusual or long lasting (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. tension-type headaches or chronic migraines)
  • Digestive issues like nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety in children or menstrual cramps)
  • Muscle aches that are unusual or long lasting (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. a sudden injury, fibromyalgia)
  • Extreme tiredness that is unusual (fatigue, lack of energy, not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. depression, insomnia or thyroid disfunction)
  • Falling down often (for older people)
  • Sluggishness or lack of appetite (for young children and infants)

If you have any symptom of COVID-19, even if mild, you should self-isolate and call the Assessment Centre nearest you or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. 

For any other COVID-19 related questions, please call the TBDHU COVID-19 Information Line at (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 294-6630.

Last Updated: 25/09/2020