Province recommends new health and safety measures to combat the rise of respiratory infections.
On Monday November 14, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly recommended using layers of protection, including the use of masks in all indoor public settings, to help combat the rise of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), within the community.
The Province and Ottawa Public Health recommend the following to prevent the spread of infection:
- Staying home when sick
- Wearing a well-fitted mask
- Practicing personal hand hygiene
- Maintaining physical distancing and reducing physical contact with others where possible
- Avoiding contact with surfaces touched by others as much as possible
Whether you choose to wear a mask or not, please respect each other’s personal safety decisions, which may be based on individual health and family circumstances. Please remember to stay at home if you are sick. We all have a role to play in creating and maintaining a respectful workplace by treating one another with dignity, respect and empathy.