We recognize this is an unprecedented time for everyone — a time filled with uncertainty. Some of you may be facing health issues, loneliness or even financial hardship. Our hearts and thoughts go out to each and every one of you.
While the main purpose of HealthLocal is to connect Canadians to their local health professionals, we do feel a responsibility to also connect Canadians to legitimate sources of health and healthy-living information where possible. This is especially true during this time.
By now, you have heard a lot of advice to self isolate and to practice social distancing. The time to act is now. Let's help our front-line workers, protect those who are vulnerable and Flatten the Curve.
Please find below a collection of links to useful information on COVID-19 for Canadians. In the coming weeks we will endeavour to keep this page updated with more useful information.
Together, we will get through this.
Government of Canada's Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) page includes the latest updates, advice on social distancing, hygiene and Canada's response
British Columbia has created a phone service to provide non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 604-630-0300. British Columbia COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool.
Here's a video on preventing the spread.
Residents of the province of Saskatchewan can access the most up-to-date news and information on COVID-19 here.
Manitoba has set up the this COVID-19 Information Page.
Residents of Ontario can visit Ontario's Noval Coronavirus Page to get information or take a self-assessment. Telehealth Ontario can be reached at 1-866-797-0000 if you’re experiencing symptoms.
The Ontario Medical Association has created a website for COVID-19. What you need to know.
Information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec can be found here. If you are worried about COVID‑19 or display symptoms such as a cough or fever, you can call 418-644-4545 in the Québec City region, 514-644-4545 in the Montréal area, 450-644-4545 in the Montérégie region, 819-644-4545 in the Outaouais region and 1-877-644-4545 (toll free) elsewhere in Québec.
The province of New Brunswick has launched a New Brunswick COVID-19 information page. Residents are urged to use the New Brunswick COVID-19 online self-assessment tool before calling 811.
Information on COVID-19 for residents of Prince Edward Island can be found here. For general health questions about COVID-19, call 1-800-958-6400
The province has set up this COVID-19 Information page for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
This link contains information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for Yukoners.
Health and Social Services of Northwest Territories has setup this COVID-19 information page.
Residents can visit this COVID-19 page set up by the Government of Nunavut for more information.