Jennie Stevens MPP, St. Catharines

Government of Ontario

How to Self Isolate

You are to self-isolate if you fall under one of the following:

  • Start to develop symptoms
  • Are required to do so under the Quarantine Act due to travel outside of Canada
  • Are a close contact of a positive case with COVID-19
  • Are a laboratory confirmed case with COVID-19

How to Self-Isolate

  • Stay at home and indoors. Don't go to school, work or any public areas.
  • Stay in a separate room away from other people in your home at all times, including when sleeping
    • Have a caregiver bring meals and supplies to the room and drop off outside the door
    • Have a bathroom in your home dedicated to only you. If a bathroom needs to be shared, clean after every use.
    • No sharing of utensils, toothbrushes, iPads, gaming devices, headsets, towels, etc.
    • If you must leave your room, wear a mask if you have one
    • Keep a physical distance of two metres from other household members
    • Keep rooms in the home well ventilated, such as keeping a window open if possible and tolerated
  • No visitors
  • You may go outside in your own backyard or balcony. Ensure to clean doorknobs after each use.
  • Don't use public transportation, rideshare companies or taxis
  • Cancel non-urgent appointments
  • If you must go out for a medical appointment or urgent care, you must contact the COVID-19 Info-Line at 905-688-8248 press 7, then press 2 and a public health professional will give you detailed instructions to follow to protect you, your family and members of the public
  • Make alternate arrangements to support children and other dependents
  • Ask a friend or family member to help you get a supply of groceries and other necessities. Don't go out and get them yourself.

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