Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: Updates and Resources
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: Updates and Resources


It’s important to remember that while the risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 is higher than with influenza, you can still protect yourself and those who are vulnerable in our communities by using the same practices recommended for protecting against all respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often and well.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Use elbow bumps or waves instead of handshakes to greet.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill (especially postponing visits to friends or family in hospitals or long-term care facilities).
  • When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands.
  • In higher risk locations, consider avoiding crowds / mass gatherings, maintain at least a 1-meter distance between people (WHO) or 2 meters (CDC).
  • Call Health Link, at 811 if you are concerned about your symptoms or believe you may be at risk.
     

Resources:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) COVID-19 Information

WHO (World Health Organization) – Coronavirus-2019 

WHO Courses on COVID-19 (clinical, epidemiology, emergency preparedness)

WHO Situation Reports – Daily updates with global data about the epidemic

Public Health Agency of Canada