If you are concerned that you have COVID-19
Due to the rapidly spreading and highly infectious Omicon variant, it is highly likely that you are infected with COVID-19 if you begin to experience any symptoms related to the virus. If you have any of the symptoms listed below (even if mild), you must self-isolate immediately. You do not need to get tested for COVID-19, unless otherwise recommended by public health or your employer.
- fever or chills
- shortness of breath
- decreased or loss of taste or smell
two or more of:
- runny nose or nasal congestion
- extreme fatigue
- sore throat
- muscle aches or joint pain
- gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea)
Although COVID-19 testing is no longer recommended for everyone, it remains important to isolate as soon as you start to experience any symptoms.
If you are 12 years of age or older AND fully vaccinated OR 11 years of age or younger, you and anyone you live with must isolate for 5 days, regardless of your vaccination status.
You can end isolation after 5 days only if your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, and all public health and safety measures are followed. If your symptoms are not in the list above, stay home until you feel better for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours if you experience gastrointestinal symptoms).
If you are not fully vaccinated, or immunocompromised, you and anyone you live with must isolate for 10 days.
If you’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
If you are fully vaccinated and you have no symptoms, and do not live with the positive case, you are advised to:
- Self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days since you last interacted with the positive case
- Maintain masking, physical distancing and adherence to all other public health measures if leaving home
- Do not visit any high-risk settings or individuals who may be at higher risk of illness (e.g., seniors) for 10 days from your last exposure.
If you are not fully vaccinated, or are immunocompromised, you must isolate immediately for 10 days following your last contact. If you live with the positive case, you must isolate for the length of their isolation period.