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Public Health Information - Coronavirus
Public Health Information - Coronavirus
Posted on 01/28/2020

Ontario Health officials have identified two cases (one confirmed, one presumptive) of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Toronto. Health officials currently maintain that the risk of contracting the virus remains low. The UCDSB is following the situation carefully and working with public health officials to determine if additional precautions are necessary.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Should you experience these symptoms AND have recently travelled from China, avoid contact with others and contact a health care professional or go to the nearest hospital. 

Staff is reminded of the following precautions with respect to public health:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water and use hand sanitizer;
  • cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw out the tissue right away, and wash your hands;
  • avoid close contact with others if you feel unwell;
  • if you have a severe cold or the flu, stay home; and
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

    The UCDSB will continue to follow the situation and proactively prepare should the virus make its way into our region. Should you have questions about the virus specifically, contact your local health agency or refer to these public websites:

    Download and view the Ministry of Health letter - Re: Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) .

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