|Record #: OAK0003||Last Modified: 29 Mar 2020||Last Full Update: 03 Mar 2020|
|Memos and Bulletins|
|Public Comments||Halton Region Public Health and health care partners continue to focus on those most at risk of COVID-19. Testing is currently recommended for the following people who have symptoms (e.g., fever, new cough, difficulty breathing, etc.):
* those aged 60 and over;
* those with pre-existing medical conditions;
* those who have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
* those living or working in a health-care or long-term care setting or institution; or
* First Nation community members living on-reserve
* anyone else directed by Halton Region Public Health
Residents must have an appointment to attend an Assessment Centre. If you have symptoms and meet one of the criteria above, please call 311.
Individuals without symptoms are NOT being tested at this time.
Anyone who develops symptoms, whether they have travelled or not, should self-isolate for 14 days, or until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer. Those with mild symptoms and no complications do not need to contact Public Health.
Residents with SEVERE symptoms, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
Please visit halton.ca/COVID19 for more information.
|Office Phone||Novel Coronavirus Information Line, Health Canada toll-free 1-833-784-4397|
|Located In Community||Halton Region|
|Address & Map||
Halton Region, ON
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|Description and Service Details|
|Description (Service)||As of March 29, 5:30 pm, the total number of confirmed positive cases in Halton Region is 27.
People of all ages can be infected with COVID-19. Most people with mild symptoms will recover on their own at home. Older adults seem to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus as do people with weakened immune systems and those with pre-existing medical conditions (diabetes, heart and lung disease).
Everyone is encouraged to take physical distancing seriously to protect themselves and others, including the most vulnerable and healthcare workers.
For further information, refer to the following credible information sources:
* Region of Halton
* Ontario Ministry of Health
* Health Canada
* Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
* World Health Organization (WHO)
Halton Region and all individual Halton municipalities have declared a State of Emergency. At this time only essential services are available for residents.
For additional information on the current status of municipal services, and the actions that Halton municipalities are taking, refer to the following sources:
* City of Burlington
* Town of Oakville
* Town of Milton
* Town of Halton Hills
|Hours||Information line Mon-Sun 7 am-12 midnight|
|Areas Served||Halton Region|
|Categories and Classification|
|Service Categories||Communicable Disease Control ~ COVID-19 ; Medical Information Services ~ COVID-19|